'Hostel: Part II' Critic Reviews

64%
MovieWeb:   10 reviews
44%
Rotten Tomatoes:   111 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    67
    Eli Roth's Hostel: Part II is an authentic real-world creep show -- better, if anything, than its predecessor.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Laura Kern New York Times (Top Critic)
    20
    Sports glossier production values, but its driving motivation -- to push the boundaries of exploitative nastiness -- remains just as low.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Phelim O'Neill Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    60
    Everything, save the bloody third act, is handled in a rudimentary fashion.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Scott Bowles USA Today (Top Critic)
    25
    Any semblance of suspense quickly gives way to buzz saws, drill bits and sickles. And the movie ends so abruptly, one has to think the filmmakers ran out of either money or prosthetic body parts.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    25
    Roth might have chutzpah, but, sadly he doesn't have any interest in actually scaring us. The moviemaking is driven only by contempt; he wants to nauseate us into submission.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Nathan Lee Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Ends up there is a moral to the story, one sure to delight the bamboozled pseudo-intellectuals who laughably defended Hostel as a geo-political critique of American arrogance and the culture of torture.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    75
    Smarter and tougher than its predecessor.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    63
    Roth ratchets up the retch factor.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    0
    You live in a free country, you put up with crud like Hostel Part II.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • J. R. Jones Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Roth's dark humor and lacerating view of human weakness sometimes suggest George Romero; what he lacks is Romero's stubborn belief in personal morality.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    50
    The violence we see does not disturb or even excite, but, like porn, it anesthetizes us to our own humanity.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    Hostel: Part II offers more hard-core horror and an even more outspoken message [than the first].
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Peter Debruge Variety (Top Critic)
    The only way to watch is to suspend any literal-minded analysis and appreciate Roth's Grand Guignol sensibilities on their own level.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    38
    All it has to say is: Here's human puree served fresh and hot, come and get it.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    20
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    38
    Take away the blood and gore, however, and there's nothing left.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Michael Rechtshaffen Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Eli Roth kicks things up a jagged notch with this bloody satisfying sequel.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Christy Lemire Associated Press (Top Critic)
    Roth is good at what he does. Trouble is, he keeps making the same kind of movie over and over, and with his talent and imagination you'd like to see what other weapons he has in his arsenal.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Charles Cassady Common Sense Media
    40
    Gory torture bloodbath checks in for another stay.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Steve Newton Georgia Straight
    There are some grisly deaths gore hounds would approve of, but the focus is more on the motives of the murderous pervs and the inner workings of the snuff corporation.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Fernando F. Croce CinePassion
    Poseur callousness all the way
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Tim Grierson Screendaily
    Filmmaker Eli Roth tries to enliven the formula, but this sequel loses the grim surprise of the original without adding much new in terms of plotting or gory set pieces.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Lucius Gore ESplatter
    75
    This second film definitely shows Roth's absolute courage as a director. He didn't pull any punches with this follow up.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Brian Holcomb Beyond Hollywood
    The lasting effect of all three of Eli Roth's films is a certain kind of Grand Guignol "Punk'D", in which the "mark" is not only embarrassed, he's also cut to pieces.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Garth Franklin Dark Horizons
    Full Review » 7 years ago