The Ruins Reviews

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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]
June 23, 2008
...gets bloodier as it goes along, substituting close-up gore for horror, grossness for fright. (Unrated Edition)
June 23, 2008
June 20, 2008
Slick, sick stuff, but save the odd squirm, a killer-plant horror that doesn't grow anywhere.
June 19, 2008
Well filmed and acted, but with a plot as cheesy as a 1950s B-movie, this film is fairly creepy but not very scary
June 17, 2008
... it's only after you've left the theater that you realize just how totally, utterly ludicrous the movie really is.
June 9, 2008
It's the kind of film that Sam Raimi might have directed 20 years ago, except that Carter Smith plays it straight, even though he seems to assume the audience won't.
June 8, 2008
This movie wasn't screened for critics. That's too bad, because this movie was surprisingly well done.
May 24, 2008
Just when you thought that a horror/thriller movie couldn't get more violent and gruesome; think again!
April 21, 2008
Catch the amusing ridiculous scenes on You Tube; don't waste any time or money on this film. What a waste it was for me!!
April 17, 2008
It may be just another white-kids-get-killed chiller, but it's a solidly made white-kids-get-killed chiller; nothing new, yet expertly put together.
April 17, 2008
THE RUINS has turned over a new leaf in horror and will get inside even the thickest of horror fans' skin.
April 16, 2008
I was entertained for all the wrong reasons.
April 15, 2008
Gore hounds will definitely be pleased as The Ruins boasts some of the most sickening blood and guts this side of snuff films.
April 13, 2008
Loved the book, enjoyed the movie. Jonathan Tucker ably leads a cast of uninteresting co-stars.
April 11, 2008
These are the beautiful people, and by the end of The Ruins we'll have spent a lot of time watching them go downhill.
April 11, 2008
While The Ruins has virtually no plot, the characters aren't cardboard cutouts and if you're looking for a cringe-inducing horror movie you may actually enjoy it.
April 11, 2008
[The filmmakers] avoid unwanted laughs only by resorting to relentless sadism. They let us know right off that nothing good will follow, and they carry it straight through to the abandon-all-hope-and-wait-for-the-sequel ending.
April 11, 2008
Stripped of the novel's kudzu-like excess, the story loses its timeless, nightmarish, existential power and becomes another cautionary tale in which beautiful and privileged post-9/11 young people learn the world is no longer safe for Americans.
April 11, 2008
... A strong addition to a genre filled with movies that rarely receive the care that obviously went into its making.
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