Hostel: Part II

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Gory torture bloodbath checks in for another stay.

R 2007 96 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 18+

an OK sequel, but I prefer the first movie

Once I found a DVD of this movie at my local store, I quickly bought it because I wanted to watch it since I loved the first one so much. Once I finished watching it however, it was just MEH. I mean it wasn't terrible but I found the first one a better movie. So many parts kinda just rehashed the first film. As for the gore, some gore parts were good and other gore scenes just felt too corny and stupid. So it's just an OK movie.

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age 18+

Even worse than the first!

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It was even more graphic, disturbing, and depressing than its predecessor. Do not watch this if you are not good with depressing endings. It is like they concentrated more on the violence and carnage than an actual story. By far, the only good film directed by Eli Roth that I have seen is “Cabin Fever” from 2002. This movie and its predecessor are both twisted in the sense that wealthy people actually pay money to torture and kill young people who are still in their youth in this one evil, demented hostel depicted in the series. It was difficult to understand how two characters in particular had good hearts and were scared about the circumstances they were in, but suddenly turned on the evil side. The conclusion is extremely graphic when a character is led to bleed to death in the worst possible way, and even though it is what he deserved, it is still extremely upsetting. The first movie was much better made and even though I did not particularly like the first movie, it was excellent compared to this poorly-made, disgusting second installment.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Movie Details

  • In theaters: June 8, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: October 23, 2007
  • Cast: Heather Matarazzo, Lauren German, Roger Bart
  • Director: Eli Roth
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 96 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: sadistic scenes of torture and bloody violence, terror, nudity, sexual content, language and some drug content.
  • Last updated: July 2, 2022

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