In the vein of Friday the 13th and other pulse pounding horror films. Hostel is about a group of American kids vacationing in Europe, traveling from place to place, staying in youth hostels. Then the murders begin.
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Extremely brutal and graphic; not for the faint of heart.
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Rotten: Roth proves unable to control the tone of his premise, in the end pandering too much to the male adolescent audience that he at first seems to be satirising.
- Anton Bitel, Eye for Film, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: The skill with which Eli Roth has constructed his film, especially its first 40 minutes, leads me to give it the benefit of the doubt. It's creepy, gripping, horrifying stuff.
- Brian Webster, Apollo Guide, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Another example that Eli Roth is exactly what the horror genre needs right now. Directors are too afraid to have fun in their movies, it's all about shock and awe. This film is such a brilliant piece in that it allows the audience to have fun at the movies again. It makes you laugh and creeped out at the same time. There's so much charm and energy that you can't help but fall in love with this. The characters are scarily accurate and do exactly what they would in the given circumstances.
- ythelastman89, Tuesday, November 17, 2009