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Red Hill Reviews

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Anders Wotzke
November 24, 2010
Red Hill only truly works when it retains a hard edge and a straight face. So why does Hughes insist on blowing so many raspberries?
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
November 17, 2010
[Robert] Rodriguez has made stuff like this work by demonstrating a healthy sense of self-parody. Hughes has yet to master that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Geoff Berkshire
November 3, 2010
The influence of numerous film legends ... burdens material that already feels derivative and uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 2, 2010
However arguably noble his film's intent to redress historical grievance, a poorly filmed shoot-out is never more than exactly that.
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Peter Brunette
Hollywood Reporter
November 5, 2010
The suspense that director Patrick Hughes manages to mount remains low-grade throughout and the plot never becomes entirely plausible.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 14, 2011
...a missed opportunity of disappointingly demonstrable proportions...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
December 31, 2010
Rehashing the cliches from several beaten-to-death movie categories doesn't add up to much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
November 3, 2010
Nothing fresh or original here, but director-writer Patrick Hughes enjoys a heightened sense of detail, making the most of dark bars and the interiors of stalled vehicles.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
November 4, 2010
Aside from splicing together a policier and a Western, there's no spin here, just a checklist of clichés...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
November 5, 2010
An Australian thriller that's never quite as clever or original as it seems to a movie, it's decidedly unthrilling.
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Derek Elley
January 3, 2011
As short on originality and sustained tension as it is long on striking widescreen vistas and impressive technical smarts.
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
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
November 7, 2010
The Australian high-country setting of this blood-soaked western, brimming with jagged edged rock faces and menacing mountainsides, evokes the genre universe of director Anthony Mann.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rory Meyer
Empire Magazine Australasia
December 7, 2010
An ambitious Aussie Western with a chilling edge, Red Hill aims high and almost hits its target.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
November 23, 2010
From its wide panoramic vistas to its tight close ups, Hughes has created a suspenseful setting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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.
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