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  • Summary: When five city girls miss their train connection, they are forced to spend the night in San Ramón, a small town west of Buenos Aires, where they get to know the dark side of local hospitality.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 75
    Proceeds along familiar genre lines. But the denouement comes as a surprise, the five women are great screamers, and the cinematography and music add to the general feeling of menace.
  2. Reviewed by: Laura Kern
    Mr. Bogliano, just 19 at the start of production, has made a promising debut that consistently hits the right creepy points while exhibiting impressive gory effects created with extremely limited resources.
  3. Far grislier than one ordinarily expects from black-and-white, Habitaciones Para Turistas is a real homemade fright.
  4. 63
    Director/cowriter Adrian Garcia Bogliano's self-conscious throwback to the kind of gritty black-and-white gore films that used to play drive-in theaters and urban grind houses is a short, sharp shocker that gets surprising mileage out of the oldest formula in the book of the dead.
  5. 60
    It'd be great if Rooms For Tourists had a clearer point, or something significant to say about the human condition, but even in spite of its low budget, cruddy look, and modest aspirations, the movie is art of a kind.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Singer
    The scenario is absurd enough to play as satire, but no, the film warns us, "If you think that we are just a bunch of mental cases you didn't understand anything." Clearly, I didn't understand anything.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6