Red Hill
Red Hill (2010)

Young police officer Shane Cooper relocates to the small country town of Red Hill with his pregnant wife Alice to start a family. But when news of a prison break sends the local law enforcement officers - led by the town's ruling… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 25, 2011
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though its attempts to rework genre conventions may fall flat with some, Red Hill is a beautifully shot, tightly paced thriller that marks a strong debut for director Patrick Hughes.

Derek Elley

As short on originality and sustained tension as it is long on striking widescreen vistas and impressive technical smarts.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Under writer-producer-director-editor Patrick Hughes, the suspense level is high and the action constant.

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Scott Weinberg

An "all in one night" crime thriller that's equal parts old-school western and grimly intelligent horror film.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Rehashing the cliches from several beaten-to-death movie categories doesn't add up to much.

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Peter Brunette
Hollywood Reporter

The suspense that director Patrick Hughes manages to mount remains low-grade throughout and the plot never becomes entirely plausible.

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Glenn Dunks

The production values are first rate and the action, heavenly influenced by old-fashioned westerns, is brutal and perfectly staged.

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David Fear
Time Out

Patrick Hughes's bloody, brutal Australian thriller handles its B-movie premise with surprising precision, though the inclusion of several befuddling elements annoyingly puncture the suspense.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Like the best westerns, Red Hill is a stripped-down morality tale; like the best horror movies, its true monsters remain cloaked until the final reel.

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Philip French

The movie is extremely well staged and the young hero's dramatic lineage is established by his resonant name - Shane Cooper.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
You could be forgiven for thinking this is a Clint Eastwood style period set western and that's exactly what I thought it was upon seeing the poster design… More
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
Watching far kinda intriguing. Totes an homage to oldschool westerns.
Al S
A triumph. Director, Patrick Hughes crafts a fiery directional debut with extraordinary landscapes, chilling story, explosive action and thrilling suspense.… More
jay nixon
Missing a key element of sustained suspense.
"<b>Red Hill</b> starts off quite slow, but picks up gradually. A town secret soon turns into their worse nightmare in this thriller.… More
Dean McKenna
Well shot and acted, with Western overtones, this is a dark effective tale of retribution. Patrick Hughes's debut feature sets its sights on the big… More