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Year
2005
Runtime
94 min.
Director
Eli Roth
Genre
Horror
Rating *
5.9
Votes *
129,331
Checks
11,194
Favs
204
Dislikes
440
Favs/checks
1.8% (1:55)
Favs/dislikes
1:2
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I'd do it injustice by calling it torture porn, though it does share in that genre, it's a bit better than others in the category (not that I watch that stuff). There is a story here, and you don't get to that kind of horror until the third act, just before it actually turns into more of a thriller. The plot focuses on douchebags backpacking through Europe who get lured to a hostel that is a front for rich men who pay to torture and kill people. The theme is human exploitation, using the exploitation movie as a framework. I don't think it succeeds on every level though. The violence, gore, drug use and sex of the genre make the worthy thematic underpinnings of the film especially hard to see on the first viewing. And the twists, while good, do undercut whatever subplots were running. By the time you care for a character, you're into the portion of the film that's making you wince. 8 years 10 months ago
  2. sureup's avatar

    sureup

    What a shitty movie. I only liked the ending... 13 years 3 months ago
  3. Imogen's avatar

    Imogen

    Slowest film ever

    the first 50 minutes of boring sexist adventures in europe are terrible

    it's like american pie without the funny
    12 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #105 in Tim Dirks's 100+ Most Controversial Films of All-Time
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  2. This movie ranks #211 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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