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Hostel: Part II (2007)

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Average Rating: 5/10
Reviews Counted: 110
Fresh: 48 | Rotten: 62

Offering up more of the familiar sadism and gore, Hostel: Part II will surely thrill horror fans.

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Average Rating: 4.5/10
Critic Reviews: 22
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 13

Offering up more of the familiar sadism and gore, Hostel: Part II will surely thrill horror fans.

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Three American students studying art in Rome are drawn into a grim world of torture and suffering in director Eli Roth's blackly comic sequel to the horror hit that shocked the world. Beth (Lauren German), Whitney (Bijou Phillips), and Lorna (Heather Matarazzo) have ventured outside of their stateside surroundings in order to get a more worldly appreciation of the arts. But sketching nudes all day can take its toll on even the most talented artist, and when class is over the three girls jump at

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Eli Roth

Oct 23, 2007

$17.5M

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All Critics (113) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (48) | Rotten (62) | DVD (17)

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.

October 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Both nubile females and alpha-male douche bags are on the receiving end of pain (that's supposed to nullify accusations of misogyny, is it?), but really, we're all the victims here.

June 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Eli Roth's Hostel: Part II is an authentic real-world creep show -- better, if anything, than its predecessor.

June 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comments (2)
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The movie is almost totally devoid of suspense, which is one of the marks of a true exploitation film. Why waste time with a bunch of false scares and tension, when you can go straight to the pain and suffering?

June 12, 2007 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Hostel: Part II offers more hard-core horror and an even more outspoken message [than the first].

June 9, 2007 | Comment (1)
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Ends up there is a moral to the story, one sure to delight the bamboozled pseudo-intellectuals who laughably defended Hostel as a geo-political critique of American arrogance and the culture of torture.

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comment (1)
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Gory torture bloodbath checks in for another stay.

December 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

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.

July 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

Poseur callousness all the way

August 27, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

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.

July 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Screendaily
Screendaily

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

July 3, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

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.

April 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Beyond Hollywood
Beyond Hollywood

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".

January 2, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

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.

December 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

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.

October 30, 2007 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

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

October 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

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

September 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

July 11, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Press
New York Press

Oh, do grow up.

July 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Observer [UK] | Comment (1)
Observer [UK]

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.

July 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Comment (1)
Projection Booth

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.

June 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

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

June 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

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

June 29, 2007 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

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

June 29, 2007 Full Review Source: thelondonpaper
thelondonpaper

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

June 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

Audience Reviews for Hostel: Part II

Sequel to Hostel, Hostel 2 is pretty much the same film as the first one except that it's less uninspired, instead of being Guys back packing in Europe; it's Women who are the victims. The only decent scene that had genuine terror is when the rich business men, place bids on their potential victims, I thought that was well done, but as far the film goes, it fails to live up to effective standards of horror, and ultimately is just the same film as the first except they switched the characters around. Hostel 2 is a failure and I think that it should have gone straight to DVD, because really this is one bad sequel and doesn't offer anything new to add to the story of the first one. Hostel: Part II simply doesn't work and I thought the film was pretty boring to be honest. This sequel was very predictable and if you've seen the first film, then you'll know how this one will turn out. This is a poor sequel and one that really isn't worth watching. Though the first Hostel was good, this one was terrible. I don't see why they bothered making the same film twice. I think the filmmakers could've at least tried a little harder than this to create a decent sequel. However this is not the case. If you're looking for a horror film with originality, then skip on this sequel. This film is far from original, and it's a mess from start to finish. However if you're looking for a film that lacks anything original, then this is the film for you. However, stick with the original. This one was simply awful.
November 23, 2012
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What a masterpiece! As a fan of realistic horror gore films, this is the cream of the crop. This film reminds me very much of Salo - 120 days of sodomy, but much more enjoyable. Contrary to some critics i thought the first film was good in principle but the plot holes made the whole thing unrealistic and laughable. The people employed to attract fresh slaughterhouse recruits seem more professional in this sequel. It is rare for the sequel to surpass the first film but in this case it does. The gory sequences are not overly long or gruesome, thanks to most tools not being cordless! The strong message in the film is about what predicaments you could find yourself in by trusting strangers too much, something happy go lucky tourists are all too keen to do, but then we cant spend out life wrapped in cotton wool. The contrast of extrovert and introverted tourists is also very clever, as it makes no difference when you take a chance. Bring on hostel 3.
September 14, 2012
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Since I have a bit of a soft spot for Eli Roth despite a few of his dissapointing ventures in the past I had to give Hostel: Part II a chance at redeeeming him as a horror film maker. Not only did this unnecessary sequel fail to live up to my low expectations but it turned out to be something a lot worse than I had planned for. A long time ago when Roth made his debut with Cabin Fever I thought he had some real directorial talent. But recently he's gone cynical on us and has started wasting his time on making stupid Hostel movies that honestly had no reason to exist in the first place. I was hoping that Hostel: Part II would correct the flaws of the first one which to be honest could have been fairly straight forward. The film takes half of it's running time to complete the set up and get to the gore, and although there's slightly more gore than the first one it doesn't add up to much. The first half is completely boring but worst of all it looks like a remake as opposed to a sequel because there are countless amounts of scenes that look extremely familiar. All that does is make it that much more boring and predictable. Roth has yet to make one feature that is remotely adequate. His best film Cabin Fever had it's strong points but it also suffered in various places. Hostel inherited the same problem. But Hostel: Part 2 is just stupid, self indulgent, repetitive and boring and almost completely free of any redeeming features.
July 29, 2012
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    1. Beth: Let him bleed to death.
    – Submitted by Rawballs B (9 months ago)
    1. Todd: You surly got what you want with that face, you fucking skank.
    – Submitted by Javis C (10 months ago)
    1. Beth: No, motherfucker, it's my money. Just get me a PDA, a SWIFT number and a recipient name. I have accounts in Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Isle of Man. Just name your fucking price! Trust me, I got it.
    – Submitted by Rawballs B (11 months ago)
    1. Stuart: I am the fucking Hercules.
    – Submitted by Javis C (15 months ago)
    1. Make-up Woman: I'm gonna make you belle.
    2. Whitney: Belle for what?
    3. Make-up Woman: For the client.
    4. Whitney: WHAT CLIENT? HELP!
    – Submitted by Javis C (2 years ago)
    1. Make-up Woman: I'm not gonna hurt you, OKAY. I'm gonna clean you up.
    – Submitted by Javis C (2 years ago)
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