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While traveling on vacation through the country of Northeastern of Brazil by bus, the American Alex Trubituan, his sister Bea Tribituan and their friend Amy Harrington meet the also foreigners Pru Stagler, Finn Davies and Liam Kuller after an accident with their bus. They follow a track through the woods and find a hidden paradisiacal beach. They decide to stay in the place drinking beer and dancing funk and parting with the locals and they meet the amicable Brazilian teenager Kiko. They are drugged with "Boa Noite, Cinderela" (Ruffies, literal translation: "Good Night, Cinderella" - a trick used by smalltime crooks to steal naive people) and when they wake up, they are practically naked, with all their belongings, clothes, money, jewels, passports, backpacks etc. stolen. They walk to a small village trying to find a police station, they get into trouble with the dwellers and they are helped by their acquaintance Kiko, who leads them to his uncle's isolated well-equipped cabin in the ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When Pru reads the names on the medicine bottles in the house, one of the names she mentions is Gustav Roth, the actor that plays Svend. See more »
In the scene where the group arrives at the house and Alex is snooping around, Alex attempts to open some locked glass doors from the outside. As he peers in, a brief reflection of a boom mic can be seen just above his head. See more »
[careening recklessly through the countryside in a bus]
Are you having fun?
Am I the only one having a problem with this?
I don't know, I guess I'm used to it.
I just keep thinking about how far we must be from a hospital. You know, with doctors who operate instead of amputate?
Would you slow the fuck down!
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I do not fancy horror movie (usually fall asleep) and would rate all horror movies below 4 because of their lack of script. Therefore, I've rated this one comparing it to other horror movies (hence the 8).
The main problem of this movie was its promotion. It did sell itself as a gore movie and put itself in the same category of Hostel. But this is not the case. If you really want to see a gore movie, with torture, blood and gross stuff for the major part of the film, go and see Hostel (I personally found the plot in Hostel interesting but the rest of the movie too unrealistic and kept laughing most of the time)
The acting in Turistas is quite good and contrary to what other comments wrote, this is quite realistic and nobody is really making stupid choices. The "good guys" are not the usual stupid ones with the "Ok, let's split in small groups !" kind of line and most of their decisions are taken because there is no apparent danger or because the danger yet is obliging them to take a specific route. The villains are not all heartless whose unique goal is to kill people just because, well.... they are the villains
I wouldn't classified this movie as a gore/horror one but would definitely put it in the adventure/horror category. Please note, that there are some gore moments as seen in Hostel but the difference is that they do not take the major part of the movie. The adventure is quite good and if you have claustrophobia or plan to travel to Brazil I wouldn't recommend Turistas. They are 2 or 3 mistakes in the scripts such as things that are not there and then appear from nowhere but I won't spoil the movie telling more.
I noticed that some comments wrote that there was a dark part where you don't see anything. Once again, this movie is quite realistic and they did not switch on the light in the middle of the jungle but you can see what's going on (I saw it on DVD not at the cinema, I remember watching Superman Returns at the cinema and not being able to see what was going on at the end). Finally, this is true that the end in not unpredictable but this is not the kind of movie where I would expect a twist at the end. Simply because I found it quite realistic (But I would still go back to Brazil !!!).
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