User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 157 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 157
Watch On

Review this movie

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. May 28, 2012
    0
    Let me put it this way...they should take a grand tally of all who enjoyed this movie, tell them they won a trip to an isolated tropical island deep in the south pacific, fly them all there and then us normal people can test nuclear weapons on. How do you sit at the round table doing a read through or brain storm and say, "yeah so in this scene where Mutant A is holding a gun to the babiesLet me put it this way...they should take a grand tally of all who enjoyed this movie, tell them they won a trip to an isolated tropical island deep in the south pacific, fly them all there and then us normal people can test nuclear weapons on. How do you sit at the round table doing a read through or brain storm and say, "yeah so in this scene where Mutant A is holding a gun to the babies head while he sucks milk out of the mothers boob all while his other mutant buddy rapes the same mothers 14 year old daughter should be **** awesome and then we'll burn the father/husband alive" and think that that's ok? A: How do you even think of that to write it, and B: how do you ever think that will make a good movie? I followed God and walked out of this movie, and the whole world should follow. The fact they had the audacity or delusion to make a sequel is beyond baffling. Expand
  2. Jan 9, 2012
    2
    There's one thing a horror movie should never be -- boring. Even in this new age of meaty, blood-soaked torture-porn, horror films are able to maintain audiences' interests by either being legitimately interesting, or being brainless fun (pun very much intended). The Hills Have Eyes, however, is as dull and pointless as the protagonist's baseball bat. Scenes drag on for far too long, andThere's one thing a horror movie should never be -- boring. Even in this new age of meaty, blood-soaked torture-porn, horror films are able to maintain audiences' interests by either being legitimately interesting, or being brainless fun (pun very much intended). The Hills Have Eyes, however, is as dull and pointless as the protagonist's baseball bat. Scenes drag on for far too long, and the cast are completely incapable of making you care for their characters' safety. Yet, unlike better horror movies, the most annoying characters aren't even given the satisfaction of a gory death. Avoid this like a lumbering mutant redneck. Expand
  3. Mar 4, 2013
    0
    Crap that is. Do not watch this unless You have the mental capability of a child. Serious, mature people can not take this movie seriously. Gross, slasher with no brains.
  4. Nov 28, 2012
    2
    I thought the movie was pretty decent, until the last minute where the director decides to screw you over and laugh in your face. Was going to watch the second, and then was told it was not relevant to the first one. Disappointed
  5. Jan 25, 2014
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A movie with very few scary and a lot disgusting scenes! There were so many unnecessary scenes! Like the one where a zombie steals mom's body and eats it! That's not scary, that's disgusting! The rape scene as well! I think if we ignore some of the negatives, this is actually a good horror movie but with very few scary scenes! Expand
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Heidi Martinuzzi
    80
    When Aja really starts in on the brutal slayings, he spares no one any comfort at all.
  2. This remake of the 1977 Wes Craven cult classic is brutally horrific. And that's a compliment.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    Besides proving to be a faithful mimic of Craven's filmmaking, Aja pours on the gore. But where Aja's version really leaps beyond Craven's both atmospherically and on the violence scale is in the second hour.