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  • Summary: As part of a routine mission, a unit of National Guard soldiers stops at a New Mexico outpost in order to deliver equipment to a group of atomic scientists. When they arrive at the isolated research camp, however, they find it is mysteriously deserted. After spotting a distress signal in aAs part of a routine mission, a unit of National Guard soldiers stops at a New Mexico outpost in order to deliver equipment to a group of atomic scientists. When they arrive at the isolated research camp, however, they find it is mysteriously deserted. After spotting a distress signal in a distant mountain range, the team decides to embark on a search and rescue mission into the hills in order to locate the missing scientists. Little do they know that these are the very hills that the ill-fated Carter family once visited, and that a tribe of cannibalistic mutants lies in wait. (20th Century Fox) Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. 63
    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."
  2. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    58
    A retro horror-comedy featuring quick deaths and cheapo-looking gore, with a few dorky laughs and gross-outs but not so many scares.
  3. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    50
    The politics of "Hills 2" won't enlist any new converts to the horror ranks, but existing fans will be drawn to the combination of visceral tension, violent payoff and the patented Craven gift for innovative gore.
  4. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    38
    A perfunctory gore fest and quite possibly the year's worst date movie.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    38
    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.
  6. 25
    After this disgrace, it's time to shut the hills' eyes for good.
  7. Reviewed by: Felix Vasquez, Jr.
    10
    This horror fanatic doesn't have room for Craven in his genre anymore. Collect your cash and call it a day already, Wes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 32
  2. Negative: 15 out of 32
  1. Sep 19, 2012
    10
    Cool and creepy, i seriously cannot understand why critics hated this movie, are you all high? are you retarded? who knows, either way, iCool and creepy, i seriously cannot understand why critics hated this movie, are you all high? are you retarded? who knows, either way, i really enjoyed it. Collapse
  2. MarkL.
    Mar 19, 2007
    10
    After shocking audiences worldwide with a breathtaking remake of his legendary original film, Wes Craven is back for more. This time, it is After shocking audiences worldwide with a breathtaking remake of his legendary original film, Wes Craven is back for more. This time, it is better than ever, and I mean every word of it. This movie is downright brilliant. It is scary and outstanding, controversial, offensive, disgusting and it is a true masterpiece for its class. Expand
  3. Apr 21, 2015
    8
    This is trash,gory and it has a lot of action.The acting is not that good and the story is not original but thanks to the action scenes andThis is trash,gory and it has a lot of action.The acting is not that good and the story is not original but thanks to the action scenes and all the gore,the movie is never boring. Expand
  4. JasenW
    Jul 26, 2007
    4
    This movie definitely didn't live up to my expectations. The story line had potential, but they blew it. Including women in the National This movie definitely didn't live up to my expectations. The story line had potential, but they blew it. Including women in the National Guard combat unit made the movie more of a comedy than a horror movie. The rape scene was a good touch and there was some good gore. Expand
  5. MattF.
    Mar 24, 2007
    2
    This movie was by far one of the worst remakes I have ever seen. I dont see where all this controversy comes from there is little gore and This movie was by far one of the worst remakes I have ever seen. I dont see where all this controversy comes from there is little gore and the rape scene shows very little. Half of the deaths come from being shot or falling off a cliff, which is very uncreative especially considering the brilliance used in the first one with character development. Stay away from this, it is a money ploy and will make you want to leave. The most boring horror I have seen in a while. Expand
  6. ChristopherW.
    May 8, 2007
    1
    This film had a fantastic teaser trailer, and after seeing it, one might expect something more than one actually gets. I saw it in an empty This film had a fantastic teaser trailer, and after seeing it, one might expect something more than one actually gets. I saw it in an empty theater, likely one of many empty theaters. I LOVED the first remake and thought it was one of the best horror films in recent years, but this one disappointingly played much like the countless direct to video 'fright flicks' that collect dust on rental shelves. I wasn't terribly bored, but I do recall talking on my cell phone during the third act. Oops! Expand
  7. BillyB.
    Mar 25, 2007
    0
    If you saw the first movie in this disgraceful series of terrible movies, you would know not to see this one, but strangely enough I went and If you saw the first movie in this disgraceful series of terrible movies, you would know not to see this one, but strangely enough I went and saw it anyways and I have to say Mr. Craven, I'm very disappointed. Expand

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