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Hostel Part II Reviews

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
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
Johnny Vaughan
The Sun (UK)
June 29, 2007
Cue the blood-gushing finale, which has a few surprises up its sleeve. I wasn't a fan of the original and, despite Hostel: Part II's slicker look, I'm still not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Daily Mirror (UK)
June 29, 2007
By spending so much time thinking up ever more innovative ways of killing people, he loses the bigger picture resulting in a much poorer film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Total Film
June 29, 2007
Any blood here is pumping straight to the brain. Hostel: Part II is astute and subversive, its wily sexual politics paving the way for a killer climax. Significantly raising his game, Eli Roth has crafted a sequel to die for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 29, 2007
Hostel 2 is feebleness itself, poorly constructed and deeply unterrifying, a let-down after the giddy shockfest of the first film last year.
Phelim O'Neill
June 29, 2007
Everything, save the bloody third act, is handled in a rudimentary fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
June 29, 2007
It pains me to admit that Hostel: Part II is a slicker package than the craven original. That doesn't excuse the fact that it's torture pornography for morons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 29, 2007
Not worth the repeat check-in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
June 29, 2007
Roth's slick shock-'em-up sequel is a dispiritingly traditional splat of gristly Grand Guignol. It's tooled up to outrage, but ultimately numbs rather than grips.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
June 28, 2007
This is a well-made sequel but the violence is extremely sickening and it's not nearly as much fun as the first film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Jamie Russell
June 26, 2007
All the realism of an abbatoir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
June 22, 2007
Roth is covering his tracks from the typical accusations of slasher film misogyny, but his feminist angle just serves as jokey sexual fear.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 19, 2007
The emphasis on the wealthy 'hunters' who run and patronize the death club suggests a gorehound revamp of 'The Most Dangerous Game'...
| Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 19, 2007
There is just too much that is repetitive in Hostel Part II to make it worth the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
June 18, 2007
Generally speaking, I hate horror films. What surprised me most about this is that it's more than just torture porn, it's actually a real movie with, like a story and some acting, and cinematography and stuff like that. Who knew?
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
David Fear
Time Out
June 16, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Rob Gonsalves
June 16, 2007
Neither as memorably creepy nor as painfully graphic as its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
June 15, 2007
For the first time, [Roth's] sense of humor doesn't undercut the unsettling nature of the material
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
June 15, 2007
Not to put too fine a point on it, Roth does fill the 50 minutes or so of pre-torture foreplay with thuddingly unsubtle imagery to spell things out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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