The Hills Have Eyes
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"The Hills Have Eyes" is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic testing zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carters soon realize the seemingly uninhabited wasteland is actually the breeding ground of a blood-thirsty mutant family. And, they are the prey.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's just nasty."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"... a blast."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"Falls into the trap of delivering its relentless arsenal of painful images with almost sedated enthusiasm. The movie has no venom."
‑ David Keyes,
"Of considerably richer interest than the revampings of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Fog, not the least for having American-heartland horrors viewed through foreign glasses"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It's self-conscious nastiness, once removed from its motivating source."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"... Aja and his gorehound ilk are making movies that simply wallow in state-of-the-art displays of torture, sadism and sexual humiliation."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"These Hills are more to be endured than enjoyed."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"On the strength of their 2003 slasher flick, High Tension, Craven hired director-writer Alexandre Aja and writer Grégory Levasseur, and the result is one of the most exhilarating, intense, and engrossing Hollywood shockers ever made."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"It is an artfully crafted exercise in high-octane style, bolstered by a stronger cast than most horror films could ever hope to assemble, but it's a bitter, sleazy little pill that leaves an ugly aftertaste."
‑ Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner
"... a scary, if none-too-original, horror movie. (Unrated)"
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"... a brilliantly reimagined version of Wes Craven's 1977 micro-budget horror classic ..."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"When its makers, director Alexandre Aja and his co-writer Gregory Levasseur, apply the fresh gloss to the old grit, they remember to apply the thinnest layer possible without skimping on the roughhouse humor."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"Still not a perfect film, but it's still superior to the original."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Some say this remake is better than the original, but it ain't so."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"The resulting bloodbath, both nasty and hilarious, is a master class in the art of the remake, wavering somewhere between respectful reimagining and gleeful pastiche."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
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