Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 11 out of 26
  1. 38
    Turistas has mastered the international language: stupidity.
  2. The stalwart American hero of Turistas comes off as a dislikable blank in the hands of Josh Duhamel, of the TV series "Las Vegas." More relaxed is Melissa George, who co-stars as the Aussie.
  3. 25
    The movie is less painful than having your kidneys removed, but Turistas doesn't offer a trip entertaining enough to take.
  4. These people are so stupid that they make us think, well, wait a second: Maybe those livers and kidneys could be put to better use.
  5. There are a couple of minutes of unscheduled surgery to put this in the sadistic fantasy genre of "Saw" and "Hostel," but mostly the movie plays out like a cheap survivalist copy of the television series "Lost."
  6. 10
    Turistas fails in almost every way a movie like this can.
  7. Endless and tedious. It's also written-in-crayon, smack-your-face dumb, and edited so that every other shot is a close-up of a flailing limb.
  8. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    Turistas eventually bogs down in an underlit mess.
  9. There's only one surgery scene, but it's the heart (and kidneys) of Turistas. The rest -- especially the incoherent action -- falls well below the mark set by the last Americans Abroad torture-porn picture, "Hostel."
  10. A grubby, lethally dull bid to cash in on the new extreme horror, the film turns on a conceit as frayed as Freddy Krueger’s shtick.
  11. Director John Stockwell ("Blue Crush") and screenwriter Michael Ross have only two things in mind: titillation and giving young audiences something gross to whisper about in school the next day. On that limited basis, Turistas may well succeed. But that's nothing to brag about.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Jun 28, 2013
    I think, the director had a really good idea with this movie, but he didn't make a good plot. I mean, he could show more of what happened with them after they were taken, and make it interesting with more action. The only thing you'll see on this movie is people taking, you'll never see a coherent action, because the director "tried" to make it feel like an action movie, but the result was boring. If you want to see a really bad movie, please see "Turistas" (for me it was like another "Saw" sequel) Full Review »
  2. Dec 10, 2011
    If you forget to use your brain while watching "Turistas", perhaps you can excuse director John Stockwell for wasting your time and the writer Michael Arlen Ross for trying to insult your intelligence. Full Review »
  3. PnArdyPnArdy
    May 13, 2007
    A terrifying horror triller about human organ trafficking in Brazil. Several young americans run for their lives in the brazilian jungle.