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Red Hill Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 26, 2015
An "all in one night" crime thriller that's equal parts old-school western and grimly intelligent horror film.
Glenn Dunks
September 15, 2013
The production values are first rate and the action, heavenly influenced by old-fashioned westerns, is brutal and perfectly staged.
Heather Wixson
Dread Central
August 10, 2011
Red Hill is the perfect combination of well-paced storytelling, gritty violence and a compelling morality play of just how far one man would go in order to uphold the law even if it means going against his better judgment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip French
June 14, 2011
The movie is extremely well staged and the young hero's dramatic lineage is established by his resonant name - Shane Cooper.
Damon Wise
Uncut Magazine [UK]
May 25, 2011
Red Hill has an imagination and intelligence that stays long in the mind.
May 16, 2011
Starts off like a lean, mean Walter Hill movie but ends up going a bit Blazing Saddles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
May 13, 2011
Powerful central performances drive this impressive Oz thriller which features death by boomerang.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
May 13, 2011
The film just about transcends its abundant clichés. It's Coen Brothers lite but made with some panache.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
May 13, 2011
Rip-off or homage, it all adds up to an enjoyable stew of a film, even if you find yourself playing 'name that movie' for most of the running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
May 12, 2011
First time writer-director Patrick Hughes shows great promise as a genre filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cath Clarke
May 12, 2011
What an effective calling card for debut writer-director Patrick Hughes this is - if not for the Australian tourist board.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 12, 2011
Hughes's direction is sly without being smug, and Kwanten grounds the movie with a square decency that's never too pumped-up or cartoonish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Ferguson
Radio Times
May 12, 2011
Kwanten makes for a likeable hero, although Steve Bisley steals the show as the hard-bitten police chief Old Bill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
May 12, 2011
Former commercials director Hughes probably relies a tad too much on his old job for the whiplash editing...but there's a lot going on here that's worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
May 12, 2011
Red Hill starts brilliantly but tails off halfway through and fails to deliver on its initial promise, despite a strong performance from Ryan Kwanten.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lucian Robinson
Financial Times
May 12, 2011
Though Hughes overplays his directorial hand occasionally, Red Hill is still the finest Australian western since The Proposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
May 11, 2011
A solid but wayward B-movie that falters just when it should be flying. Still, the premise intrigues, Kwanten's got presence to spare and Hughes is definitely one to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
May 10, 2011
[It's] saved by no-nonsense acting, and Kwanten stands firm as the moral backbone of the story; a young cop transferred from the city to a dustbowl town.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
May 7, 2011
How much of a Western is Red Hill? The fact that at one point the bad guy shoots someone off a roof and he somersaults face-first into the street should answer that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 14, 2011
...a missed opportunity of disappointingly demonstrable proportions...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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