The Hills Have Eyes 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hills Have Eyes 2 Reviews

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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 22, 2007
In case you miss what's happening, one soldier wails, 'Oh, man, we're gettin' picked off one by one, here.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 12, 2007
Written, disappointingly, by Wes Craven and his son Jonathan, this limp sequel to last year's remake of Wes' 1977 original feels like the work of a guy who's spent a few too many days lost in the desert.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
April 2, 2007
One man-versus-mutant dust-up ends with a sledgehammer to the groin. Enough said.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
March 31, 2007
The mutants may or may not live to kill again, but at this point, these fussed-over grotesques are better suited to wax museums than movie theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
March 31, 2007
A secret comedy lurks within this decidedly shoddy piece of corporate horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
March 31, 2007
It's no better or worse than most films of its genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
March 29, 2007
Weisz' first feature was 'Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story', a banal study of a real-life cannibal killer. Like this sorry sequel, it amounted to far less than the sum of its body parts.
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
March 28, 2007
A retro horror-comedy featuring quick deaths and cheapo-looking gore, with a few dorky laughs and gross-outs but not so many scares.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
March 28, 2007
For anyone other than hardcore gore-hounds, this flipbook of deliberately invoked global-unrest horrors, from friendly-fire killings to rape as a breeding weapon, is effectively mean and unrelenting -- and pretty far from fun.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 26, 2007
The new movie is a pre-combat nightmare, whereas the first -- Alexandre Aja's effective 2006 remake of Craven's low-rent 1977 original -- was pure post-nuclear paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
March 26, 2007
You'd like to think such bankruptcy of imagination means we've seen the last of these subterranean creeps. But you know they'll be back soon to collect their royalties from the gore hounds who apparently don't care how dull [it is].
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 26, 2007
Although the ads warn, 'The lucky ones die fast,' the truth is, 'The smart ones walk out early.'
| Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
March 26, 2007
The film may not be as scary as its predecessor, but it will make you think twice before you use a Porta Potti again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
March 26, 2007
Director Martin Weisz does an adequate job of maintaining the movie's tension and momentum, but the lack of compelling characters and the unusual level of nastiness makes this an arduous mission for all involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
March 26, 2007
The only folks jumping out of their seats are the ones going for a drink refill.
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John Anderson
Variety
March 26, 2007
Helmer Martin Weisz, whose background is largely in musicvideos, meets the challenge of creating dread in broad daylight, before the entire cast of soldiers and carnivores heads underground, into the warren of mines and tunnels where the mutants dwell.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
March 23, 2007
It is only another by-the-numbers, don't-mess-with-the-formula screen filler aimed at the gore-hound fan boys who sustain all these franchises while bemoaning their sameness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 23, 2007
It's not scary, not novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 23, 2007
After this disgrace, it's time to shut the hills' eyes for good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4