El Rey de la montaña (King of the Hill)
El Rey de la montaña (King of the Hill) (2007)

A man traveling through rural Spain in search of the town where his girlfriend awaits becomes ensnared in a surreal waking nightmare in director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's intricate thriller. Quim (Leonardo Sbaraglia) was on his way to… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 20, 2009
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
86%
Flixster
User Score
46%


Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

As a work of hard-driving tension, this is satisfyingly terse, methodical and relentless.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

The revelation of the shooter's identity, however, is a bit of a yawn, especially if you have seen the 2006 French film Them or last year's British horror movie Eden Lake.

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Xan Brooks
Guardian

It's at its best in a tense middle section that plays as a pared-down existential nightmare.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

allows a compelling moral message to emerge from its amoral woodland playgrounds.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

It starts off well enough as Deliverance and Duel but becomes very conventional when, two-thirds of the way through, the snipers are revealed and it turns into what might be called Haneke-panky.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent

The tautness of the first hour is tremendous, and features something I never thought to see in such a movie: the spectacle of a man, hiding inside a car from his would-be killer, and doing something we would all probably do in real life: actually whimper.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

A political thriller in the sense that it's bound to polarize audiences...

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Jonathan Crocker
thelondonpaper

Stylishly shot, this tense Spanish thriller sees the couple lost in a mountain wilderness while being hunted by an unseen sniper.

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Engaging, well made horror that gets a decent amount of tension out of its simple premise, even if it's not quite as shocking and provocative as it thinks it is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A traveller who gets lost in the isolated Spanish countryside finds himself stalked by unknown armed assailants intent on murder. This extremely taut and… More
Wahida K
It began a tiny bit boring and iritating but I decided to go on watching and I was glad not to have switched off. This Movie is a proof how teenages these days… More
Devon Bott
"The King of the Hill" is kind of a simplistic hunter/prey film, a spanish "Deliverance" of sorts. Two travelers get lost on a remote… More
Steve K
Another halfway decent suspense thriller completely undermined by the same preposterous plot twist that seems to be going around these kinds of films the last… More
Lee ?
Tense, atmospheric thriller from Spain about two strangers travelling through remote mountainous countryside who are stalked by a pack of sniper-rifle wielding… More
John Me
The story is nothing new with similarities with the superior ¨Eden Lake¨. Good directing, acting and beautiful spanish landscapes BUT the movie has too any… More