Hostel Part II - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Hostel Part II Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
A tight-fisted slow burn that whacks you in face with two or three really horrifying sequences.
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
August 27, 2009
Poseur callousness all the way
Tim Grierson
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
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 Villaça
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
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...
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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
London Evening Standard
June 29, 2007
It is pretty boring. But then the gore is even worse to watch.
| Original Score: 1/5
Neil Smith
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
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