Turistas (Paradise Lost)
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Alex is accompanying his sister Bea and her best friend Amy for their first time abroad--young Americans who have come to exotic Brazil for fun, adventure and the promise of foreign pleasures. On a rickety bus rocketing up a twisting mountain road, they meet the beautiful Pru, who is in Brazil for the sole purpose of experiencing the beautiful Brazilian women they've heard so much about. After enduring a bus crash which strands them in the middle of nowhere, Alex, Bea, and their band of traveling companions attempt to salvage their day by seeking out a cabana bar on a nearby beach rather… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is just a predictable slice of slasher porn set in an exotic locale."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Turistas is a passport to a different kind of vacation hell."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Brazil's tourist industry gets a bad rap in this horror-lite shocker that might just leave you rooting for the bad guy."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"Merece ser ignorado por ser péssimo, não por ser uma "visão preconceituosa" do Brasil."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"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."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"While comparisons to Hostel are inevitable Turistas rarely achieves its level of sustained menace and discomfort."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"contains itself in insufferable artificiality"
‑ Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com
"TURISTAS seemed to have a fascinating, cautionary premise,but in execution, the movie turned out to be messy and decidedly unmemorable."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"[Director] Stockwell delivers too little of the dread and titillation this genre prescribes."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"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."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"With a plot Frankensteined from the remains of "Hostel", "The Descent" and "Wolf Creek", "Turistas" was clearly never going to be on anyone's 10 best list."
‑ Brian Holcomb, CinemaBlend.com
"It's a film that's more likely to leave you confused and angry than frightened or inspired that something positive is happening in the horror genre."
‑ Brian Tallerico, UGO
"Don't stay home out of fear of imagined atrocities in another country. Stay home from this movie instead."
‑ Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
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