Paradise Hills Reviews

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November 13, 2019
Every shot of Paradise Hills is otherworldly in its beauty. I'm not sure how it "reads" as a narrative, but as a visual work of art, a tone poem, and a riff on some familiar but evergreen themes it makes one stand and applaud.
November 8, 2019
Narrated with unusual elegance, with excellent performances from the entire female cast, and gifted with a perverse and twisted flair, this is one of the most unique debuts of Spanish cinema in years. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 2, 2019
PARADISE HILLS is a lush and occasionally provocative feature, one that creates a strange sense of wonder and weird.
November 2, 2019
Give it up for "Paradise Hills" for swinging for the fences when it comes to bat-bleep crazy.
October 28, 2019
This is a film that, if I was 15-years-old and having a sleepover with my friends, I would 100 percent want to put on.
October 28, 2019
Paradise Hills has pacing issues, and a made-for-TV feel it can't quite escape. A firmer grasp of tone would've benefited the narrative. Yet its creators' boundless imagination carries it through the rougher patches.
October 25, 2019
There are some unnerving tricks at play here that should please those weaned on Labyrinth and The Never Ending Story.
October 25, 2019
A clever if somewhat under-realized mash-up of "The Prisoner," "The Hunger Games" and "The Stepford Wives," the movie has such confidence - and such an impressive sense of design - that its simplistic narrative isn't much of a drawback.
October 25, 2019
PARADISE HILLS is a stunningly gorgeous sight for the eyes, reflecting a refreshing color palette seldom seen in the YA dystopian film genre.
October 24, 2019
The movie creates a fantasy world that's like Alice in Wonderland meets Guillermo del Toro meets THX 1138.
October 24, 2019
Waddington is clearly a unique talent, and in many ways "Paradise Hills" is a highly accomplished debut. But it will require careful selection of future material to ensure her gifts get applied to appropriate and sufficient narrative bedrock.
October 24, 2019
Perhaps in hindsight, the production's puzzle pieces don't add up, but Waddington beguiles in the moment, creating a subjugation odyssey that's potently female and appealingly weird.
October 24, 2019
[The writers] steal from the best, with elements of Ira Levin's "The Stepford Wives" and Patrick McGoohan's surrealist '60s series "The Prisoner" at play here.
October 23, 2019
Despite her shaky handle on the movie's ideas and the appealing if uneven performances, Waddington holds your attention with visual beauty and humor.
October 23, 2019
Beautiful visuals, muddled logic in moody sci-fi drama.
October 23, 2019
[A] fun ride as guilty pleasure enthusiasm usurps any flirtations with thoughtful discourse.
October 22, 2019
An ostentatious film that pretends to fight against ostentation, an artifact of perfect finish that aims to question perfection as a norm. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 21, 2019
A hyper-stylized love letter to the fantastic. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 21, 2019
For a feature film directorial debut, Alice Waddington (Disco Inferno) comes out swinging, demolishing the chains of patriarchy along the way.
October 8, 2019
[The] mixing of feminism and science fiction is appreciated. [Full review in Spanish]
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