The Ruins Reviews

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September 21, 2020
A nondescript film.
May 14, 2018
The fast-paced action is amoral and grotesque and the protagonists are amusingly despatched, but ultimately this B-movie homage to David Cronenberg's body horrors is too predictable.
October 14, 2012
If you fancy a goofy little thrill that's a ray of sunshine compared to the usual glut of gloomy slasher flicks and tawdry torture pornos, The Ruins is just what the doctor ordered.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
December 17, 2010
Tourists vs. flesh-eating vines; guess who wins?
August 22, 2010
Watchable killer-plant horror movie.
July 6, 2010
Who really needs to see some guy slice into a woman's lower back, dig around in there with his fingers, and then reel in a four-foot length of tapewormlike vine? I mean, really.
August 8, 2009
So bereft of creativity that it fails even to deliver to its base--teenage boys--the ghouls and boobs they so desperately want to see.
July 23, 2009
If it could happen to these kids, smart and beautiful, then it sure as shit is going to happen to me.
March 1, 2009
Tenso, bem montado e dirigido com segurança e inteligência por Carter (que também extrai boas atuações de seu pequeno elenco), o filme consegue o impossível: transformar plantas assassinas em algo assustador.
October 18, 2008
It had me squirming, and the sheer anarchy and amoral chaos involved was refreshing.
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
Smith's singularly bizarre novel managed what this film cannot: fear and sympathy.
August 1, 2008
... soft-core torture porn that quite literally sets up its pretty, Hollywood protagonists for brutal sacrifice.
July 18, 2008
Enjoyable, well made and genuinely creepy horror flick that transcends its ridiculous premise thanks to a strong script, some sure-handed direction and superb performances from a talented young cast.
July 14, 2008
Not just if you're a horror fan but also if you enjoy a well fashioned, slimy yarn to get wrapped up in.
July 11, 2008
I enjoyed most of the picture, particularly its ending, which much like the rest of the movie, remained pretty dark and pessimistic.
July 10, 2008
Competent but somewhat slack, modest (and modestly budgeted) shocker that doesn't work quite hard enough to justify its plot mechanics. [Blu-Ray]
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