Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Nov 3, 2010
    75
    A serving of "True Blood's" Ryan Kwanten in his native accent is the chief selling point of this picturesque, contentedly imitative Australian Western/thriller/Coen-brothers homage, the feature debut of writer-director Patrick Hughes.
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Nov 5, 2010
    67
    If Red Hill isn't quite a classic, it surely is a work of genuine passion for a genre that's unmistakable, and unkillable.
  3. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Nov 5, 2010
    63
    Under writer-producer-director-editor Patrick Hughes, the suspense level is high and the action constant.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nov 4, 2010
    90
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Nov 4, 2010
    50
    The problem is that Hughes fails to imbue this homage with anything personal. Aside from splicing together a policier and a Western, there's no spin here, just a checklist of clich├ęs.
  6. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Nov 3, 2010
    60
    When the movie keeps its focus on retribution and Rambo-esque ambushes, however, this slice of Ozploitation doles out grind-house pleasures by the dozens.
  7. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Nov 3, 2010
    50
    It's a Clint Eastwood role that only proves you can't send a boy to do a man's job.
  8. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Nov 4, 2010
    70
    Commendably entertaining.
  9. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Nov 2, 2010
    40
    It's clear that Hughes knows his Midnight Oil, but he's ignorant of the craft of economic action filmmaking. However arguably noble his film's intent to redress historical grievance, a poorly filmed shoot-out is never more than exactly that.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 19, 2012
    9
    a really good independent thriller/modern-western. but beware it is a slow movie, don't expect a fast action shoot-em-up movie. the best movie i can compare it to is the american, if you liked that you'll like this. Ryan Kwanten does a really good job (it was fun to see him play someone other than jason stackhouse), the story is intriguing, and the direction is good. not for everyone, but still a good movie. 94% Full Review »