Turistas (Paradise Lost)
Turistas (Paradise Lost) (2006)

John Stockwell's thriller Turistas begins when vacationers end up stranded in a little Brazilian village after a bus accident wipes out their transportation. Although many in the group are experienced when it comes to unusual travel… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 27, 2007
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beautiful scenery and cinematography can't save Turistas from its wooden acting and stale and predictable plot.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is just a predictable slice of slasher porn set in an exotic locale.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Turistas is a passport to a different kind of vacation hell.

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Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK

Under its glossy exterior and claims to be an extreme version, this is a generic and surprisingly tame horror offering.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Touted as the first American production to be shot entirely in Brazil, Turistas may well be the last, if the country cares at all about its image.

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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

While comparisons to Hostel are inevitable Turistas rarely achieves its level of sustained menace and discomfort.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

Paradise Lost is an undemanding thriller with little in the way of invention and not much going on other than some impressive scenery and a few sweet racks.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

[Director] Stockwell delivers too little of the dread and titillation this genre prescribes.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It's fitting that, in a season in which Hollywood offers up its prestige pictures -- the ones it hopes will garner critics' prizes and Academy Awards -- Turistas should come along to offer a bit of contrast.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Turistas is a beautifully shot tale of tropical terror that starts building an ominous vibe early on, but never really turns into a full-fledged gross-out like Hostel. Except for that one part.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
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Anthony Lawrie
Turistas or Paradise Lost, is a perfect example of what is wrong with modern American horror films. It feeds on irrational fear. I know America is a vast… More
Japes .
This is a standard horror movie I guess. It's a play by play of every cliche in the horror genre. It doesn't even make sense really. I mean I just… More
familiar stranger
Nothing original, but that's not the main problem. Besides having a rotten plot, it is uninteresting too.
Alex roy
Turistas is an awful horror film that uses old cliches to try to create something new and refreshing. This film is poorly written with a script that… More
Lee ?
Thought this was an OK movie, nothing brilliant though. Takes a while before the excitement really starts to get going with the last 40 minutes providing the… More

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