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Red Hill [Blu-ray] (2010)

Ryan Kwanten , Steve Bisley , Patrick Hughes  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley
  • Directors: Patrick Hughes
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 25, 2011
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004A8ZX46
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,086 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Red Hill [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Constable Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten, TV's True Blood) arrives in the small town of Red Hill in search of a quieter life. But, on Cooper's first day with the Red Hill Police Department, a convicted murderer escapes from prison and heads straight for Red Hill to kill the men who put him there. One by one, the townsmen fall until Cooper discovers the shocking truth about the convict, and must challenge everything he believes in order to stop the massacre and bring justice to Red Hill.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthy addition to the "Modern Western" genre. May 28, 2011
By Bill
Format:DVD
Not "The Outback" but actually set and filmed in the seldom-seen Southern Alpine region of South-East Australia. This film is well worth watching and more plausible than some think (see my "Comment" no. 3 under Steve Kuehl's critique on this page). Real political issues are woven into the film, such as the proposed high-speed rail line and restrictive highland access for cattle grazing. This gives more "local" edge to a tense, well-paced film. The only real inconsistency (to Australians) would be a "shortage" of Police vehicles requiring the main character having to go horseback to check-out a report on his first day.
Anyone who enjoys this film should also consider "The Proposition", "Dead Heart" and "Two Hands".
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A modern-day, Aussie-flavored western January 29, 2011
Format:Blu-ray
True Blood star Ryan Kwanten plays a young Shane Cooper, a constable on his first day on the job in a small town in Australia. When an escaped convict (Tom E. Lewis) returns to the town to wreck vengeance, Shane has to keep his wits about as he comes to learn that things truly aren't what they seem. What makes Red Hill so surprisingly enjoyable is that it is for all rights and purposes a modern-day western with an Aussie backdrop. The stand-offs, the final showdown, the dusty environment, and the gorgeous Australian outback; all of which combines to make for a surprisingly memorable thriller. Even more surprising is Kwanten, who after seeing him play an idiot for the past few years on Trube Blood, is a welcome change of pace to see playing an intelligent and heroic character. All in all, Red Hill is wholeheartedly worth your time if you're looking for an intelligent thriller.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars (2.5 STARS) Modern-Day Western Needs a Better Script October 12, 2011
Format:DVD
"Red Hill" is a modern-day take on the Western genre. There is also an allegorical element to the familiar revenge story and cardboard characters (including a mysterious panther). And perhaps a political angle, too. I think I know these things, but to me "Red Hill" is just another so-so action movie with lots of clichés.

The film starts slowly with a young police officer Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten), who has just relocated to a quiet town of Red Hill with his loving wife Alice (Claire van der Boom) - quiet until Jimmy Conway (Tom E. Lewis), a prisoner serving a life term for murder breaks out of a maximum security prison. Apparently Jimmy Conway is heading for Red Hill, where police officers and townspeople are ready to gun down the escaped convict.

Acting is good and Ryan Kwanten is effective as a likable hero, but it is Steve Bisley as Old Bill, head of the police force, who steals the show. To his credit, writer/director Patrick Hughes (his feature debut) managed to create some tension in action scenes.

But the storyline is predicable, borrowing every narrative device you can think of from other Western movies or crime thrillers. You can see the underwhelming climax from miles away. This might not have been a big problem if the film had been directed with more confidence. Sometimes "Red Hill" does not know what it want to do - embrace the conventions or reinvent them. Also, I frankly don't know what the film's weird subplot about a panther is all about.

This is not to say "Red Hill" is a bad film. It is just disappointingly weak.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Aus, High Noon Western type thing July 7, 2011
Format:DVD
This sets itself up as a `Western' and does not fail to deliver. This is a modern day take on such greats as `High Noon'. It tells the story of a young cop Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten), who moves to the back of nowhere to not jeopardise the pregnancy of his wife, as city life can be so stressful.

On his first day his new boss ridicules him for being late, not having a gum and a past indiscretion when he failed to shoot a kid. That incident ended up with him being shot instead. This is the town time forgot, but Jimmy Conway (Tom E. Lewis) most certainly hasn't. He is an Aborigine, who has been jailed for murdering his own wife. He has just escaped from a high security prison, and the townsfolk are adamant he is heading their way, and they get tooled up. They are ordered to shoot on sight.

Shane is told he has to go to some outback farm and the only source of transportation available is a horse. He does not sit too well in the saddle and is given the advice `just look where you want to go, and the horse will follow.

There is also a sub plot about a roaming panther and the aboriginal, sacred ground atop the nearby mountain. The rest is pure western with Jimmy turning up and the shooting begins.

I really enjoyed this from start to finish, there are some minor plot holes, but not so bad as to ruin my enjoyment. It is well paced, some may find it slow, but I like the fact that time had been taken over the cinematography and the direction helps to build up tension. Patrick Hughes has done a great job, and as he wrote it too, this has obviously been a labour of love. This is not an all action shoot em up, but is a very watchable, well made film and praise should go to Screen Australia too for co funding, I hope Mr Hughes does not take too long for his next one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good movie with some inconsistencies September 4, 2013
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It was a very fun movie, although it had some corny movie tropes and a main character that was a dummy time and time again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just point your finger and say BANG July 20, 2012
By Einsatz
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Either that was one tiny town or everyone not on the hit list sure knew where to hide! And I'm not entirely certain why they needed an extra constable in the first place, especially one who can't keep track of his gun. Regardless, not bad, if not a little too obvious, action flick. It doesn't quite rise to classic status. Not really a western either. It was okay. I wouldn't bother watching it a second time though. Lovely vistas, I will give it that, kudos to the cinematographer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Very violent and acting not that good
Too much in the dark confrontations and staring off into space with nothing to say. If one likes lots of violence,this is the film for you.
Published 3 months ago by W. R. Muhr
2.0 out of 5 stars a red flag
not a good movie by a long shot and there's nothing really special about ryan kwanten-- plain vanilla. most aussies working in films today are truly awesome. Read more
Published 5 months ago by tito shaw
2.0 out of 5 stars Agree w/other 1-2 star reviewers, plus...
It was like watching an Aussie/Western version of Scary Movie. I gave it 2 stars because it enticed me to watch the whole thing instead of abandoning the ordeal. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jas B
3.0 out of 5 stars Essential Viewing For Modern-Day Western Fans.
This is a fun modern-day western that harkens back to everything from "High Noon" (1952) and "High Plains Drifter" (1973) to "Seven" (1995) and "Training Day" (2001). Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lightning Surfer
3.0 out of 5 stars ok western ride
Dont spend a lot of money on this but it was okay. I enjoyed it but will probably never watch it again.
Published 7 months ago by Jerry
4.0 out of 5 stars Truely Good Australian Western
What do you get when mix Australians, dirty cops and a pretty decent cast of characters giving it their all and what do you get....Red Hill. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Pen Name
3.0 out of 5 stars An outlaw movie in the vein of First Blood
A decent movie and worth the watch. Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) is billed as a badass. After watching this I can hardly agree, although he does well in the starring role. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ryan M.
1.0 out of 5 stars Warning
WARNING: This has the look and feel of a made-for-TV movie. Storyline: a wronged man comes back to avenge, the new cop on the block had nothing to do with it but finds himself in... Read more
Published 11 months ago by D. Cross
4.0 out of 5 stars Intense Australian thriller with some nice surprises.
Sly Stallone has picked Patrick Hughes to take the directing reigns of the third installment of the Expendables action series. Read more
Published 11 months ago by MonsterZeroNJ
3.0 out of 5 stars Movie on DVD
Not as interesting a movie as I hoped.
I read a review on this movie and that's what prompted me to purchase it.
I wouldn't necessarliy recommend this movie to others.
Published 13 months ago by Bernie K. Polischuk
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