63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Nasty stuff. It's xenophobic (message: Americans, steer clear of the Third World); it's photogenic (the Sports Illustrated-likeswimsuit issue beach scenes, the colorful villages, the lush landscapes); it's gruesome (operating table POV shots); and it's violent.
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63

Premiere

By Ethan Alter
Before it descends into dull sadism and general incoherence in its third act, Turistas is a mostly effective exploitation picture, the kind of movie that would have been proudly displayed on the marquee of a '70s-era grindhouse.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Turistas is not a slasher film -- not conventionally. Released by Fox's new teen division, it's the latest aquatic titillation from John Stockwell, the man who also brought us "Blue Crush" and the shockingly good "Into the Blue."
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
As the latest in a never-ending chain of thrillers about young people lost and dying in a hostile land, John Stockwell's Turistas at least offers the visual benefits of exotic settings and a cast of barely clad hardbodies.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The cast is unusually good for this sort of film, which only makes the poor execution more regrettable.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Starts out as an effective little horror movie before devolving into an incoherent mess during its final 30 minutes.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie, with the exception of that lone squirmy surgery scene, is "Hostel" without sadism, thrills, or funky severed-limb F/X. It quickly turns into a very dull escape thriller.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
It all begins to fall apart around the midway point, before completely unraveling into a confused, murky mess.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The stalwart American hero of Turistas comes off as a dislikable blank in the hands of Josh Duhamel, of the TV series "Las Vegas." More relaxed is Melissa George, who co-stars as the Aussie.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
These people are so stupid that they make us think, well, wait a second: Maybe those livers and kidneys could be put to better use.
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36 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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