Hostel Part II Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 7, 2007
Take away the blood and gore, however, and there's nothing left.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Pete Hammond
Maxim
June 8, 2007
If this sounds like your cup of crud - and you know who you are - you probably won't be disappointed.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 7, 2007
You live in a free country, you put up with crud like Hostel Part II.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
June 11, 2007
Hostel: Part II fails in what amounts to its only distinct purpose: to smugly push the envelope of depravity farther than anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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.
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
June 7, 2007
Those looking for wanton gore and violence may be sated, but those expecting more from this talented filmmaker might be slightly disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
June 27, 2007
like the film's pair of conflicted snuff customers, you're only getting what you paid your money for.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 7, 2007
Outrage and disgust are sure to greet its theatrical arrival, but as its guiding conviction is that horror audiences desire nothing more than predictable schlock bereft of shocks or genuine terror, the chief impression imparted is one of condescension.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
June 10, 2007
It is little more than a retread of the previous film, which makes it lazy on top of everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com
June 7, 2007
Part II is vile, but it commits an even worse sin by being so aggressively boring and hilariously one-note.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 15, 2007
...assumes a certain level of sadistic bloodthirst in the viewer...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
June 16, 2007
Neither as memorably creepy nor as painfully graphic as its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 8, 2007
All it has to say is: Here's human purée served fresh and hot, come and get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 8, 2007
Similarly gory and exploitative as its torture-porn predecessor, writer/director Eli Roth's horror sequel is nothing more than a makeover of "Hostel" substituted with female characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
October 20, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Gory torture bloodbath checks in for another stay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
June 7, 2007
Roth is good at what he does. Trouble is, he keeps making the same kind of movie over and over, and with his talent and imagination you'd like to see what other weapons he has in his arsenal.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald
June 16, 2007

Screen International
July 31, 2007
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