The Hills Have Eyes
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Alexandre Aja directs this remake of Wes Craven's film The Hills Have Eyes. In this update, a family is taking a cross-country road trip when their trailer breaks down, leaving them stranded in the desert of New Mexico. There, they find themselves under attack by the savage "hill people," who were deformed by radiation during nuclear testing. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's just nasty."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"... a blast."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"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
"... 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
"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
"... 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
"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,
"Like Craven's original, Aja's version gets the job done - it makes your stomach turn, puts you on edge, and gives you a horror-movie ride."
‑ Brian Tallerico, UGO
More reviews for The Hills Have Eyes on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This