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Hostel Part II Reviews

May 13, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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.
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
June 13, 2007
Eli Roth's Hostel: Part II is an authentic real-world creep show -- better, if anything, than its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 12, 2007
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 9, 2007
There's a keen intelligence behind all that gleeful degradation and it pays off in a finish that's at once ironic, satirical, and perversely satisfying.
Read More | Original Score: B
June 9, 2007
Hostel: Part II offers more hard-core horror and an even more outspoken message [than the first].
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2007
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
No doubt about it: Roth is a talented guy. But it would be nice to see him use his skills in the service of something other than more sadistic, pandering, pornographic violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 8, 2007
Any semblance of suspense quickly gives way to buzz saws, drill bits and sickles. And the movie ends so abruptly, one has to think the filmmakers ran out of either money or prosthetic body parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 8, 2007
It's something of an accomplishment to stage deaths so disgusting, the main reaction is nervous laughter.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 8, 2007
All it has to say is: Here's human purée served fresh and hot, come and get it.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 8, 2007
Smarter and tougher than its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2007
Roth ratchets up the retch factor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 8, 2007
Roth might have chutzpah, but, sadly he doesn't have any interest in actually scaring us. The moviemaking is driven only by contempt; he wants to nauseate us into submission.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 8, 2007
Sports glossier production values, but its driving motivation -- to push the boundaries of exploitative nastiness -- remains just as low.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
June 7, 2007
Hostel II is far too shrewd and savagely witty to be caught engaging in higher seriousness.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 7, 2007
Take away the blood and gore, however, and there's nothing left.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 7, 2007
The violence we see does not disturb or even excite, but, like porn, it anesthetizes us to our own humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 7, 2007
Eli Roth kicks things up a jagged notch with this bloody satisfying sequel.
June 7, 2007
The only way to watch is to suspend any literal-minded analysis and appreciate Roth's Grand Guignol sensibilities on their own level.
June 7, 2007
You live in a free country, you put up with crud like Hostel Part II.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
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.