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A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.

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A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.

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Revenge just rode into town.


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Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »

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5 November 2010 (USA)  »

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$8,650 (USA) (5 November 2010)

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$20,960 (USA) (14 January 2011)
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Superior crime-thriller from Australia
19 June 2010 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

Red Hill could best be described as an Australian take on the American Western. It centres on a young policeman who moves to a remote town to work with the local police department. The town is immediately laid under siege by an escaped Aboriginal convict who appears to have a grudge against the local police officers and their lackeys. Dark secrets from the past are gradually revealed.

This is a very well put together film. Cinematography, music and acting are all of a very high calibre. Ryan Kwanten is particularly good as the young policeman with insecurities and fears of his own; Kwanten makes for a very likable lead and injects some moments of humour into the suspenseful narrative. Tommy Lewis is also highly memorable as Jimmy Conway, the silent escaped convict with grimly burned face. The Australian landscape is captured nicely and the score compliments proceedings well.

It has to be said that the storyline is a little predictable. There isn't really anything overly new here. But this is not a significant problem as it really is a very well put together film. It's a solid thriller, and along with Wolf Creek proves that the Australian film industry is more than capable of delivering superior product in this genre. This one is well worth your time.


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