Hostile about Hostel

DVD review from Nick at Nite


With all of the hype that surrounded this movie last year, I was sucked into renting it from my local Blockbuster when my wife and son went to West Texas to visit my mother-in-law. I thought, Tarantino is associated with this, it must be good. I could not have been more wrong. Honestly, I was bored, not scared. Anyone can be bloody, gory, and gross on film; it takes real talent to be scary. Cutting off body parts, throwing up bile, and torturing people to death . . . honestly, it has been done before. There is no uncharted territory here. I thought I was renting an on-the-edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, a sleep-with-the-lights-on type of movie, not a TNT Saturday-afternoon movie. The plot is as follows: two American teens and a teen from Iceland go looking for girls in Eastern Europe; they find some partially nude girls who lure them one at a time into an unusual torture den where customers pay for the right to kill people; and some die and some escape. It is rated R for partial nudity and extreme violence. I give it an “F.”


One comment on “Hostile about Hostel

  1. […] and decapitation better than most. Certainly, as good as Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino in the Hostel movies (should Mel be proud of that?). The story is simple enough. A group of savages attack, kill, […]

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