Paradise Hills Reviews

November 2, 2019
Give it up for "Paradise Hills" for swinging for the fences when it comes to bat-bleep crazy.
October 31, 2019
A disappointingly half-baked riff on The Stepford Wives whose brand of feminism feels more 1970s than 2010s.
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 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
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 24, 2019
It's a lot to take in, and "Paradise Hills" isn't up to the task.
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 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.
August 2, 2019
Paradise Hills plays a bit like the Rogue One to The Hunger Games' Skywalker Trilogy.
April 11, 2019
I don't know if Paradise Hill works well as the revisionist feminist fable Waddington intended, but as inspiration to generations of cosplayers to come, it's fantastic.
January 31, 2019
Overflows with concepts and intricate attributes, which range in levels of efficacy but are always tantalizing to the eye.
January 31, 2019
It's best to assume the filmmakers have their tongues at least somewhat in cheek, and just embrace the crazy as a pulpy camp indulgence, like some kind of post-feminist Barbarella meets The Handmaid's Tale.
January 31, 2019
"Paradise Hills" is neither light nor dramatic, funny nor sad. It's just moody and thus aimless.