King of the Hill ( rey de la montaña, El ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 7868

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 9

Theatrical Release Date: 09/08/2007

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/20/2009

Language: Spanish

Genre: Thriller

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego

Actors: Leonardo Sbaraglia, María Valverde, Thomas Riordan, Andrés Juste, Pablo Menasanch, Francisco Olmo

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"King Of The Hill" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/05/2012

A traveller who gets lost in the isolated Spanish countryside finds himself stalked by unknown armed assailants intent on murder. This extremely taut and economical Spanish indie thriller has a no-nonsense approach that I actually found quite refreshing. No soapy sub plots or irrelevant embellishment, just a tense cat and mouse game between hunters and prey. Obviously owing a debt to the likes of Duel and Deliverance, the story is a simple tale of survival in the face of adversity and some very effective direction and solid performances make for an intriguing and suspenseful experience. Unfortunately the one gaping flaw is the revelation of who the hunters are and why, which is a shame because I felt it wasn't really necessary. If the motive behind the killings were left unknown, as in …

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