Paradise Hills Reviews

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November 4, 2019
There's no tension as to where things are going to end up, the final images leaving me cold.
November 1, 2019
The visuals are certainly trippy enough, but they start to feel like distractions included to keep you from noticing the shallowness of the screenplay and the fairly uninspired direction.
October 31, 2019
A disappointingly half-baked riff on The Stepford Wives whose brand of feminism feels more 1970s than 2010s.
October 30, 2019
Despite being an empowering film that Waddington hopes to inspire young girls of all backgrounds and personalities, the plot fumbles ever so slightly with limited development.
October 28, 2019
For a long time I had no idea what the hell was going on in this movie... I tapped out.
October 28, 2019
The points earned by its visual identity, promising concept, and talented cast are lost by an aimless script. [Full review in Spanish]
October 26, 2019
I wish there was more to grab on to here. The cast is solid, though everyone involved has done better work. It's in the third act where things crumble.
October 25, 2019
There are a few good ideas, and a few good twists at the end, but it's not enough to make up for the rookie mistakes that undercut its potential.
October 25, 2019
There's not much incentive for emotional investment in these shallow characters, for whom the cartoonish misadventures don't seem particularly empowering, if that's the intention.
October 25, 2019
The plot's revelations and thematic concerns serve as a shallow counterpoint to the visual intricacies of the world Waddington has built.
October 24, 2019
Alice Waddington's sci-fi fantasy never finds a cohesive story wrapper for its themes.
October 24, 2019
Despite ... flaws ... the film is still watchable for much of its length, even if it never quite lives up to the promise of its respectable cast.
October 24, 2019
It's a lot to take in, and "Paradise Hills" isn't up to the task.
October 20, 2019
Paradise Hills's main problem lies with its script that does not develop with conviction, leaving only the wonderful anomaly of its retro-futurist packaging. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 18, 2019
The story itself is pretty simplistic, which is a disservice to both the film's all-star cast and the beautiful, grim world Waddington creates.
August 10, 2019
It's smart and gorgeous, but it lacks the heart to make it poignant or profound.
July 16, 2019
Waddington's direction and the film's female-centric focus are most welcome, but story-wise Paradise Hills doesn't quite meet the mark.
March 5, 2019
A lack of the essential Who, What, When, Where, and Why is ultimately the film's biggest downfall.
February 12, 2019
This sci-fi tale can't find much of an identity outside of its great visuals.
February 4, 2019
There's no doubt that Paradise Hills has a lot of ambition with a strong feminist story it wishes to tell but manages to miss the mark somewhere along the way.
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