Hostel Part II Reviews

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December 30, 2020
Unfairly written off as a cheap and misogynistic cash-grab when it's actually a feminist horror film with a smart, relatable and queer final girl.
August 28, 2015
A tight-fisted slow burn that whacks you in face with two or three really horrifying sequences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 30, 2007
...marks a substantial leap forward in terms of [Eli Roth's] directorial abilities.
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.
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.
June 26, 2007
All the realism of an abbatoir.
June 21, 2007
Compared to its predecessor, the new screenplay might well have been written by Betty Friedan.
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'...
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?
June 16, 2007
June 15, 2007
For the first time, [Roth's] sense of humor doesn't undercut the unsettling nature of the material
June 13, 2007
Eli Roth's Hostel: Part II is an authentic real-world creep show -- better, if anything, than its predecessor.
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?
June 11, 2007
And there's Bijou Phillips, reputed to be one of the craziest beeyatches in a town that grows them like arrest warrants on Tom Sizemore.
June 11, 2007
Roth is not you're run of the mill schlock horror director. He's smart, and his films are clever works of nastiness.
June 10, 2007 improvement over its predecessor in that Roth keeps the tone more consistent and gives us more likable heroines, but we're all still waiting for Roth to bust out a truly genre-defining film.
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