The Ruins
The Ruins (2008)

"The Ruins" follows a group of friends who become entangled in a brutal struggle for survival after visiting a remote archaeological dig in the Mexican jungle - where they discover something deadly living among the ruins.

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 8, 2008
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
48%
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User Score
30%



Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a solid cast and truly frightening source material, The Ruins founders, thanks to a weak script and an excess of gore.

Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

A more than satisfactory scare fest.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

In compressing the novel down to a sloppy abridgement, the film fails to capture the eerie portent of its setting.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

If you fancy a goofy little thrill that's a ray of sunshine compared to the usual glut of gloomy slasher flicks and tawdry torture pornos, The Ruins is just what the doctor ordered.

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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

Moral of the story: never visit an out-of-the-way Mexican ruin covered by vines and blood-red flowers that make a squeaking sound.

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Gene Seymour
Newsday

The usual gore-and-gristle fare, but this one serves it up with a tad more suggestiveness and smarts.

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Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media

Tourists vs. flesh-eating vines; guess who wins?

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

The Ruins does what a good psychological horror movie should do: rely on tension rather than gore to achieve its aims.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

More disgusting than scary, The Ruins is the latest in a long line of horror films about upper-middle-class travelers being terrorized in unfamiliar environments.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Watchable killer-plant horror movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This was better than i expected. Decent ride. Some gorey parts on the unrated version may be a bit too much for some.
Alex roy
The Ruins is an interesting little horror flick. The premise is very good, unfortunately it ends up being a decent horror flick. Throughout the years, there has… More
Jens S.
Mainstream horror film that dares to get nasty a couple of times, when a few American tourists decide to visit mysterious Mexican ruins in the jungle. The… More
Apeneck Fletcher
A tropical Mexican vacation goes horribly wrong ... okay, maybe not exactly horror-bly, as tourists visit an isolated spot only to be hunted by ... a killer… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] While a cheesy poster and an unimaginative title might lead you to believe that The… More
Carlos Magalhães
A tense horror film that is well-paced and relies on a good cast, turning a rather silly premise into something surprisingly terrifying. It is only a shame that… More

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