75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
French up-and-comer Alexandre Aja's full-bore do-over is a shockingly successful update of a seminal 1970s shocker.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
If studios insist on remaking classic horror films, this is definitely the way to do it.
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75

Boston Globe

Hills is a far cry from its cheesy and predictable predecessor. "Gruesome" doesn't begin to describe the horrors that are revealed on-screen here.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
This remake of the 1977 Wes Craven cult classic is brutally horrific. And that's a compliment.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The Hills Have Eyes gets points for gore and general creepiness, and for occasional periods of tension, but it's not scary enough to linger long in the subconscious.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Where Craven and his director, Alexandre Aja, may have miscalculated is in making the genetically damaged demons, with their flesh-potato foreheads and minimal verbal skills, into monster action figures who take vengeance on the world that created them. They're not scary because they're victims themselves.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
As with all ensemble horror movies, your first challenge is to guess which of the Carter kin will survive to destroy the creatures killing them, and in what order the family members (and their pets) will fall.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What good is a wallow in sicko sadism if you take all the fun out of it?
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Nothing is right about this ridiculous horror schlockfest.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Aja's stomach-churning remake (produced by Craven) follows the original with frightening fidelity, amping up the barbarity from a nine (on the 1-10 scale) to a 12.
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52 out of 100
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