Hostel Synopsis
Two men (Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson) visit a Slovakian hostel that has a gruesome secret.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It's a back-to-basics, gore-and-gristle look at the no-frills nastiness of 1970s films, in which monsters, mutants and ghosts can't hold a...
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75

Premiere

By Aaron Hillis
The entertainingly unhinged Hostel reeks of kneeling reverence to the grisliest of psychotronica while simultaneously striving to out-gore...
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75

New York Post

What kind of hellspawn might result if "Saw" bought a copy of "Let's Go: Europe" and went backpacking across Europe to have a one-night...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's obligatory for a horror film to feature exploitative sex as an appetizer, but Roth, even as he fulfills the sleaze imperative, does...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Eli Roth turns to modern-day Asian fright filmmakers as inspiration for his latest blood-soaked effort while demonstrating an intriguing,...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The thing is just a clunky and tasteless and dumb scare picture, isn't it? Clunky, yes. Tasteless, for sure. But not so dumb I fear.
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60

Empire

This is an old-school exercise in shock and gore, with scary ideas and unblinking splatter.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Not horrifying enough.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A thrill-less thriller that uses gore to obfuscate its inability to generate tension, this motion picture has the profile one might expect...
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The question is, can a Slovakian lawsuit against the filmmaker be far behind?
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hostel

By meg547p
it was an okay movie until it got to the end... i would hae waited for the dvd release had i known...

Eli Roth's HOSTEL

By lugubriousthespian
What starts out as a very intriguing, titalating and suspenseful tale of idiot youths getting in way over their heads in a foreign land soon degenerates into bloodbath of almost unprecedented gore and...

Hostel review

By SNUB
Good Flick!...

hostel

By mike.cameron1
This movie was good but not as good as the first....

Stupid

By MaySizzle
this was more of a porno than a horror movie and there really was no blood and torturing every time something good was about to happen it cut away from it the only "decent" part was towards the ending...

no

By reitzter
no...

j

By glxy2
j...

omg

By Hell_Hater23
second ones cumming out...

One of the classic horror films of our generation

By Rbastian12
People are often frightened by the concept of torture scenes, or completley entrilled with them. The latter seems to apply to this film, which takes three traveling tourists into an isolated town in...

not all that its cracked up to be

By josep1020
well the movie wasn't all that it was cracked up to be. if you like gore than yes go see the movie, the movie starts off a bit slow and most of the movie your wanting someone to die. but the action...

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Rated R | For brutal scenes of torture and violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Extremely brutal and graphic; not for the faint of heart.
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