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  • Summary: Three young Americans studying abroad in Rome set off for a weekend trip when they run into a beautiful model from their art class. Also on her way to an exotic destination, the gorgeous European invites the coeds to come along. Will the girls find the oasis they are looking for? Or are they poised to become victims for hire, pawns in the fantasies of the sick and privileged from around the world who secretly travel here to savor more grisly pursuits? (Lionsgate) Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. 78
    Director Roth has accomplished the near impossible with Hostel: Part II: He's crafted a vastly superior sequel to a film already considered something of a classic by genre aficionados, one that supersedes its predecessor's sadistic entertainment quotient by orders of magnitude while also upstaging its own outrageous gore effects with a script that's smart, vicious, and occasionally, gleefully subversive.
  2. An authentic real-world creep show -- better, if anything, than its predecessor.
  3. Roth has managed the rare feat of actually improving on the original.
  4. Reviewed by: Lisa Rose
    50
    A decent second chapter in the tourist horror saga.
  5. Reviewed by: Simon Crook
    40
    Roth's slick shock-'em-up sequel is a dispiritingly traditional splat of gristly Grand Guignol. It's tooled up to outrage, but ultimately numbs rather than grips.
  6. 38
    The problem with Hostel Part II is the same flaw that afflicted Hostel: no tension.
  7. You live in a free country, you put up with crud like Hostel Part II. It truly is crud, though.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 43
  2. Negative: 17 out of 43
  1. Mar 1, 2013
    10
    More like 'Hostel: Part BRILLIANT'. I love all of Eli Roth's films and this was no exception. Two thumbs up. The script was as sharp as the knives featured in the film's notorious knife cutting scene (the scene where the people get cut with the knives). I laughed and cried and screamed because it was also scary as well as funny and sad. And Who can forget the scene with the bit where they rent out a room in the titular hostel. When I remember this scene I still get shivers, I was like, 'Don't rent that room in that hostel!' but then they rent the room in the hostel and its like, 'here we go again!' I regard Hostel 2 as Roth's best (controversial) but then again, I regard all his films as the best (gotcha!). A must see.

    p.s F*ck trees.
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  2. GeraldF.
    Jun 8, 2007
    10
    A much sharper critique of American wealth at work in the wider world than most critics give Roth credit for.
  3. Jan 1, 2013
    8
    nowhere near as good as the first, but nonetheless, it is still an insanely violent, horrifying, kinetic thrill ride, with a decent script and director behind it - samarathenymph xoxo (happy freakin' new year) Expand
  4. AramisG.
    Jun 14, 2007
    5
    Urrggghhh!!! This movie was more like hokey Cabin Fever than the original. While it has the best torture scene of the two films, it really isn't a torture movie at all (very little happens in the way of torture???). I mean what if you went to see a cannibal movie and there is barely any cannibalism? I thought that was the hope Eli Roth offered with the first Hostel: a return to horror movie form. This was more like a revenge movie with bit of gore thrown in here and there. I wasn't bored by this movie, but I wasn't thrilled when I left the theatre either. Too bad. Expand
  5. P.A.V.T
    Nov 23, 2007
    3
    Its story is almost irrelevant, its caracters are empty and repelling and its attempt to live up to the original is an utter failure
  6. Oct 2, 2013
    2
    Exactly like the first film but this time with females and it's no where near as interesting or good. A few scenes (like the bathtub scene) did make me shift in my chair uneasily but other than that, It was sort of boring. Not to mention the ending sucked. Expand
  7. Feb 21, 2012
    0
    A worthless and totally uninteresting sequel to a film that shouldn't exist in the first place. Lumbering, tension-free, insomnia-curing monkey poop from start to end. Eli Roth is completely without a shred of talent, skill or decency. Expand

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