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"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.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

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"A more than satisfactory scare fest."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"In compressing the novel down to a sloppy abridgement, the film fails to capture the eerie portent of its setting."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"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."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Who really needs to see some guy slice into a woman's lower back, dig around in there with his fingers, and then reel in a four-foot length of tapewormlike vine? I mean, really."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Tenso, bem montado e dirigido com segurança e inteligência por Carter (que também extrai boas atuações de seu pequeno elenco), o filme consegue o impossível: transformar plantas assassinas em algo assustador."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"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."
‑ Philip Marchand, Toronto Star
"The usual gore-and-gristle fare, but this one serves it up with a tad more suggestiveness and smarts."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"Tourists vs. flesh-eating vines; guess who wins?"
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
"So bereft of creativity that it fails even to deliver to its base--teenage boys--the ghouls and boobs they so desperately want to see."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Reverse Shot
"Smith's singularly bizarre novel managed what this film cannot: fear and sympathy."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"The Ruins does what a good psychological horror movie should do: rely on tension rather than gore to achieve its aims."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times
"Watchable killer-plant horror movie."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If it could happen to these kids, smart and beautiful, then it sure as shit is going to happen to me."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"It had me squirming, and the sheer anarchy and amoral chaos involved was refreshing."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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