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Based on 21 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The question is, can a Slovakian lawsuit against the filmmaker be far behind? show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Eli Roth turns to modern-day Asian fright filmmakers as inspiration for his latest blood-soaked effort while demonstrating an intriguing, original voice of his own. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    What kind of hellspawn might result if "Saw" bought a copy of "Let's Go: Europe" and went backpacking across Europe to have a one-night stand with Dracula? Something like Hostel. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It's a back-to-basics, gore-and-gristle look at the no-frills nastiness of 1970s films, in which monsters, mutants and ghosts can't hold a candle to the sheer, unadulterated evil that lurks in the hearts of men. show more

  • 75
    Aaron Hillis Premiere

    The entertainingly unhinged Hostel reeks of kneeling reverence to the grisliest of psychotronica while simultaneously striving to out-gore and out-shock its predecessors. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The thing is just a clunky and tasteless and dumb scare picture, isn't it? Clunky, yes. Tasteless, for sure. But not so dumb I fear. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Not horrifying enough. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A thrill-less thriller that uses gore to obfuscate its inability to generate tension, this motion picture has the profile one might expect from a direct-to-video release. show more

  • 60

    This is an old-school exercise in shock and gore, with scary ideas and unblinking splatter. show more

  • 50
    Stina Chyn Film Threat

    What prevents Hostel from fully harnessing the suspense factor in its rising action, climax, and conflict resolution is the insufficient impetus to pity or to feel too badly for Paxton and Josh. show more

  • November 08, 2009 Ry DevilsFan09
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    This movie was GOOD !!! I LOVED it !! Eli Roth did a great job on this film !!!! One of the BEST horror films of all time !!! My favorite part is the ending of the movie !!! The ending was absolutey fantastic !!!

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