Turistas (Paradise Lost)


Turistas (Paradise Lost)

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Beautiful scenery and cinematography can't save Turistas from its wooden acting and stale and predictable plot.



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John Stockwell's thriller Turistas begins when vacationers end up stranded in a little Brazilian village after a bus accident wipes out their transportation. Although many in the group are experienced when it comes to unusual travel destinations, none of them are able to get a handle on this strange village. They soon come to realize that they are stranded somewhere with something much more dangerous than they could have imagined. Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, and Olivia Wilde co-star.

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Critic Reviews for Turistas (Paradise Lost)

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  • This is just a predictable slice of slasher porn set in an exotic locale.

    Dec 4, 2006
  • Touted as the first American production to be shot entirely in Brazil, Turistas may well be the last, if the country cares at all about its image.

    Dec 2, 2006 | Rating: C-

    Scott Tobias

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  • [Director] Stockwell delivers too little of the dread and titillation this genre prescribes.

    Dec 1, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Turistas is a passport to a different kind of vacation hell.

    Dec 1, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • While comparisons to Hostel are inevitable Turistas rarely achieves its level of sustained menace and discomfort.

    Dec 1, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • It's fitting that, in a season in which Hollywood offers up its prestige pictures -- the ones it hopes will garner critics' prizes and Academy Awards -- Turistas should come along to offer a bit of contrast.

    Dec 1, 2006 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Turistas (Paradise Lost)

  • Oct 21, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • May 13, 2012
    This is a standard horror movie I guess. It's a play by play of every cliche in the horror genre. It doesn't even make sense really. I mean I just LOVE how in America the movies view other countries (like Brazil) as creepy towns filled with people who just want to kill you and take your organs. That's in every movie. Backpackers touring the world always get raped or maimed by villagers in a foreign country, it's quite offensive actually and really old. I'm so tired of seeing that. I mean when foreigners come to America do Americans kidnap them and harvest their organs to sell on the black market? No. So why do we make movies saying other countries do that? it's so messed up and I'm sooooo freakin tired of watching movies about that. So fucking unrealistic and not scary anymore. But back to the movie---it sucked. The characters are all shallow and make really illogical decisions. "Let's follow this guy into the woods! Let's go in these underwater caves!" Really? You fucking retards. They all deserve to die.
    Japes . Super Reviewer
  • Jan 27, 2012
    Turistas is an awful horror film that uses old cliches to try to create something new and refreshing. This film is poorly written with a script that doesn't work. The result is a film that tries too hard at being a scary horror film, however it's far from scary. The film suffers from a bad cast that don't do anything to thrill you or entertain you. The acting is painful, and you quickly realize that this is a waste of a horror flick, one that scraps the bottom of the barrel and one that tries far too hard at delivering scares. This is yet another awful horror film. What's wrong with the current state of horror is that instead of exploring new ideas and concepts, filmmakers create films with the same old boring formula. I hated this film, and didn't think it was a good film whatsoever. The cast of actors sucked and didn't deliver anything memorable or meaningful to the screen. Turistas is a terrible film that should never have been made. The film just tries too hard at trying to be scary, but it ends being silly. Turistas is the perfect example of a poorly written horror flick, this film is too derivative of other films and with the poor cast, and poor story and poor directing, Turistas ends up being a dud. This film was terrible, and it's no mystery as to why I've seen this film in many bargain bins. Avoid this film if you enjoy real horror that delivers. The only thing that Turistas delivers is an awful filmgoing experience.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2011
    Camera work is nice but there's a really weak plot and predictable storyline that nothing exciting happened throughout the film. Brazil is cool, but the actors certainly didn't enjoy it entirely
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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