Time Out says
"Eli Roth's excellent new Hostel is pretty much the same scenario taken to its nightmarish extreme—and it even has more nudity. In its first 20 minutes, it's a virtual clone of EuroTrip: Two sex-starved collegians, crass Jay (Hernandez) and sensitive Josh (Richardson), and one fun-loving Icelander, Oli (Gudjonsson), find themselves in bong-friendly Amsterdam, where a creepy Russian informs them the real babes reside in Bratislava. Frustrated by Holland's glut of (other) stoned tourists, they head east, following their boners. Amazingly, the Russian is right: Almost immediately, the trio is propositioned in a palatial hostel's sauna by seminude lovelies. Let the games begin!
This being a horror flick, those games soon include pliers, chain saws and scissors—and one tasty cameo by Audition director Takashi Miike. Following up his snarky gross-out Cabin Fever with impressive political suggestiveness, Roth has produced a sly work on the perils of ugly Americanism; even better is his surprising last act, in which U.S. rage rears its vengeful head. For a certain crowd, Hostel will be the film to launch a thousand theses. For others, it'll be extremely gory good fun.
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