• R, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:    Eli Roth
  • In Theaters:    Jun 8, 2007 Wide
  • On DVD:    Oct 23, 2007
  • Lionsgate

Hostel: Part II Reviews

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010

Gory torture bloodbath checks in for another stay.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 7, 2010

There are some grisly deaths gore hounds would approve of, but the focus is more on the motives of the murderous pervs and the inner workings of the snuff corporation.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009

Poseur callousness all the way

Tim Grierson
Screendaily
July 23, 2008

Filmmaker Eli Roth tries to enliven the formula, but this sequel loses the grim surprise of the original without adding much new in terms of plotting or gory set pieces.

Lucius Gore
ESplatter
July 3, 2008

This second film definitely shows Roth's absolute courage as a director. He didn't pull any punches with this follow up.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Holcomb
Beyond Hollywood
April 18, 2008

The lasting effect of all three of Eli Roth's films is a certain kind of Grand Guignol "Punk'D", in which the "mark" is not only embarrassed, he's also cut to pieces.

Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 2, 2008

Roth não é apenas um sujeito doente e repulsivo, mas também um picareta sem talento que usa seus filmes para torturar o espectador como num de seus "albergues".

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007

In the end, one comes to the conclusion that Roth, like his mentor Quentin Tarantino, is someone who is very good at talking the talk but can't quite bring himself to walk the walk and himself make the kind of film his own are parasitic upon.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
October 30, 2007

Roth's satire of fright junkie male castration fears and feminist castration fantasies, mandates that you're going to have to have your cock and eat it too, whether consumed live during elegant dining to the sound of opera, or by killer canine pets.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 27, 2007

Just a sub-par and obscenely overrated piece of lazy horror filmmaking...

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
October 23, 2007

Roth's dark humor and lacerating view of human weakness sometimes suggest George Romero; what he lacks is Romero's stubborn belief in personal morality.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007

Hostel, Part II is bad, but it's not the most objectionable torture porno by any conceivable yardstick.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Eric Kohn
New York Press
July 11, 2007

Sadly, the director's proven creative finesse has given way to boring self-imitation. Hostel: Part II gives us the same premise as the first film, changing genders and little else.

Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
July 7, 2007

Oh, do grow up.

Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
July 3, 2007

One may as well watch a marathon of American beheadings at the hands of Iraqi insurgents with popcorn in hand - the entertainment value is surprisingly comparable.

Full Review | Original Score: F
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 30, 2007

Picking up where the first film ended, writer-director Roth adds two angles to his formula, but neither is enough to make this grisly film worth watching.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 30, 2007

...marks a substantial leap forward in terms of [Eli Roth's] directorial abilities.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Derek Malcolm
This is London
June 29, 2007

It is pretty boring. But then the gore is even worse to watch.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Neil Smith
thelondonpaper
June 29, 2007

Unlike the original's many imitators, this follow-up at least tempers its atrocities with satirical humour.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
June 29, 2007

Hostel: Part II does succumb to mere ghoulishness in the last-reel bloodbath, but up to that point its moral tension feels horribly persuasive.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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