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Hostel (2005)

R | | Horror | 6 January 2006 (USA)
Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

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3 backpackers are in Amsterdam where they get locked out of their youth hostel. They are invited into a man's house where he tells them of a hostel somewhere in eastern Europe where the women are all incredibly hot and have a taste for American men. When they get there, everything is too good to be true - the hostel is "to die for" Written by CROESKE

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Rated R for brutal scenes of torture and violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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6 January 2006 (USA)  »

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$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,556,099 (USA) (6 January 2006)

Gross:

$47,277,326 (USA) (10 February 2006)
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The Czech and Slovak pop songs in the movie were huge hits in Czechoslovakia between the years 1982 and 1989. See more »

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Season changes in Slovakian from spring to winter and then spring again, all in a few days. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paxton: Amsterdam, motherfucker!
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Eli Roth Thanks The Boston Redsox See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.137 (2013) See more »

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Pravda Vitazi
Written by Martin Durinda and Martin Sarvaz
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Incredible Film
17 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The only reason I didn't give it a perfect score was the fact that it took a long time to get to the real meat and potatoes of the film. But once it got there, the film was one of the best of the year and I can't wait to see it again when it comes out theatrically. Unfortunately, when it comes out it will be a heavily cut film and a lot of the intense scenes will lose their punch, especially during the final 15 minutes which I must say has some of the craziest stuff you'll ever see in a movie. The acting was great. The gore effects were great (and should be improved once everything is colour corrected). I found some scenes to be way too darkly shot and you couldn't some of the neat stuff that was on display. And one last thing, everything you've heard about the level of violence in this movie is true, It is ultra graphic and very disturbing stuff. I won't give away any of the plot cause doing so would ruin the experience.

PS. I'd definitely not recommend this as a date movie


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