63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The director, Martin Weisz , doesn't lean on a lot of noise and editing tricks. He can relax, since all the scares are built into the Cravens' script, which invokes both "Goonies" and last year's instant-classic, chicks-versus-cave-dwelling-vampires flick "The Descent."
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58

Entertainment Weekly

A retro horror-comedy featuring quick deaths and cheapo-looking gore, with a few dorky laughs and gross-outs but not so many scares.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Though written by Wes Craven and his son, Jonathan Craven, this is pretty standard stuff: A lot of creeping through dark tunnels with just enough characterization to help you keep track of who's still alive, but not enough gore to really satisfy fans of Aja's bloodbath.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
It's not fun to watch.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The Hills Have Eyes 2 proves that even grisly, gory violence can be awfully boring.
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38

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
As a fan of the genre, and someone who genuinely loves such recent horror efforts as "The Descent" and "The Host," I respectfully suggest that the atmosphere for horror movies might be better if moviemakers stopped making ones like this.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

A perfunctory gore fest and quite possibly the year's worst date movie.
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The mutants are brain-damaged; the filmmakers don't have that excuse to justify this movie, which is the kind of thing the sergeant would call "a stunning display of individual and group stupidity."
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25

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
On the whole, this is an awfully long slog through very arid terrain, in which generic soldiers track, fight and try to escape from generic villains (you'd be surprised at how uninteresting mutant flesh-eaters can be). I can't speak for the hills, but I spent most of the movie just trying to keep my eyes open.
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25

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
After this disgrace, it's time to shut the hills' eyes for good.
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32 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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