The Red Hill

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  • R
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.3  (9,045)
  • 62

The Red Hill is a 2010 Australian action thriller film directed by Patrick Hughes. The movie is set in a small town in rural Australia, where a young police officer, Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten), moves with his pregnant wife, Alice (Claire van der Boom). Shane hopes that the quiet town will provide a better life for his family away from the dangers of the big city. However, he quickly realizes that the town is not as peaceful as it seems.

The movie begins with Shane's first day on the job. He meets the older, more experienced officers in the force, including Old Bill (Steve Bisley), who is set to retire soon, and his young and reckless colleague, Jim Barlow (Tom E. Lewis). However, the peaceful idyll Shane hoped for is shattered when a dangerous criminal, Jimmy Conway (Tommy Lewis), escapes from prison and returns to the town to seek revenge on those who put him behind bars.

The local police force is put on alert, and they take every precaution to ensure the safety of the town's residents. As the officers converge to find the escaped prisoner, Shane is left to man the police station. However, he soon finds himself in the middle of a life and death situation when Jimmy Conway and his gang arrive at the station to take revenge.

The Red Hill is a movie that captures the audience's attention from the very beginning. The direction by Patrick Hughes is tight, and the filming locations provide a beautiful background for the tense action on the screen. The script is well-written, and the characters are fully developed, making it easy to care about what happens to them.

Ryan Kwanten delivers a superb performance as Shane Cooper, the young and inexperienced police officer who finds himself at the center of the chaos. His performance is earnest and believable, making Shane a character the audience can relate to. Steve Bisley also shines as Old Bill, the veteran police officer who understands the danger that Jimmy Conway poses and does everything in his power to stop him.

Tommy Lewis, who plays Jimmy Conway, brings a sense of menace to the role, making him a terrifying villain. His early scenes are silent, making him even more menacing, and when he speaks, his voice is low and menacing. He is one of the most memorable villains in recent memory and easily makes this film worth watching.

One of the most impressive aspects of The Red Hill is how it effortlessly blends different genres into one story. It is an action movie, a thriller, and a western all at the same time. The result is a movie that is enjoyable for fans of any of these genres.

The movie's pacing is excellent, and the tension builds seamlessly before erupting into the climactic final showdown between Jimmy Conway and Shane Cooper. The final battle is intense, and the movie's visceral finale is sure to leave the audience on the edge of their seats.

In conclusion, The Red Hill is a must-watch for fans of action, thriller, and western movies. The direction is outstanding, the script is well-written, and the performances by the cast members, especially Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, and Tommy Lewis, make this movie a must-watch. The plot is engaging and showcases the quiet desperation and the unstoppable nature of vengeance. The core themes of revenge, power and law enforcement are presented in a way audiences can relate to. All in all, The Red Hill is an excellent movie that will leave audiences talking long after the credits finish rolling.

The Red Hill is a 2010 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 62.

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    1 hr 35 min
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    6.3  (9,045)
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