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Hostel

Overview


Genre :

Horror

Release Date :

January 06, 2006

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Eli Roth

Starring :

Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova, Jana Kaderabkova, Jan Vlasák, Rick Hoffman, Jennifer Lim

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 5

“..while I'm sure it will upset a few stomachs, there is nothing long-term about its impact..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
3 of 4

“..Roth delivers on the visceral, jaw-ripping horror..”
by Jeremiah Kipp [Slant Magazine]
2 of 4

“..not a film that gets under your skin or haunts your dreams, like the classics of the horror genre..”
by Tim Knight [Reel]
7 of 10

“..more exciting than scary..”
by Brendan Cullin [Empire Movies]
3.5 of 5

“..highly entertaining and achieves its aims without pretension..”
by Edward Darell [Cinema Blend]
2.5 of 5

“..fails to develop anything more than a blood-and-guts freak show..”
by Blake French [Filmcritic]
2 of 4

“..an overly cautious piece of work..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
2 of 4

“..A thrill-less thriller that uses gore to obfuscate its inability to generate tension..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
8 of 10

“..a horrifying excursion into a nightmarish world..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
7 of 10
Reviewed by Scott Spicciati [Movie-Vault]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Eric D. Snider [EFilmCritic]
4 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by The Arrow [Arrow in the Head]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Matt Pais [Chicago Tribune]
3 of 4
Reviewed by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Tom Meek [The Boston Phoenix]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jan Stuart [Newsday]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Stina Chyn [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Marc Savlov [Austin Chronicle]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Tim Cogshell [Boxoffice Magazine]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Christy Lemire [The Arizona Republic]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jolie Williamson [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
Reviewed by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Daniel Fienberg [Zap2it]
Reviewed by Steve Newton [Georgia Straight]

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