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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.
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
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
R. L. Shaffer
February 5, 2011
A thoroughly entertaining western revenge thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
January 31, 2011
Hughes shows chops in setting a mood and carrying out the grisly business of shotgun showdowns and torturous mano a mano sessions...[Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
January 24, 2011
Yes, this is the land of Mad Max, so the stunts and explosions are of the highest order.
Jonathan Romney
Screen International
January 6, 2011
This hugely entertaining cross-genre tale of a rural manhunt contrives to meld cop and cowboy elements into a rattling nail-biter.
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