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The Green Inferno (2013)

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A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Justine
... Alejandro
... Lars
... Amy
... Samantha
... Kaycee
... Daniel
Aaron Burns ... Jonah
... Kara
... The Bald Headhunter
... Charles
Matías López ... Carlos
Antonieta Pari ... The Village Elder
... Village Girl
Percy Chumbe ... Guard Leader
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In New York, college student Justine joins a group of activists led by Alejandro and travels to Peru to protest against a timber industry that is destroying the Amazon rain forest. When the group is returning to civilization, the plane blows-up and crashes into the forest. Soon the survivors discover that they are not alone and they are abducted by a tribe of cannibals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for aberrant violence and torture, grisly disturbing images, brief graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,520,626, 27 September 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,192,291, 5 November 2015
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Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Ignacia Allamand, Nicolás Martínez, Matías López, and Ramón Llao all previously appeared in Aftershock (2012), which starred and was co-written by Eli Roth. See more »

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Spoiler alert: The neurotoxin the natives use to stun their victims would not immediately render them unconscious. The effect would take at least several seconds. See more »

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Kaycee: So I go to this party, and Scott's like, you should totally rush. And I'm like, that's retarded. That's were idiots who were stupid enough to go to Dartmouth.
[offers a piece of fruit]
Justine: I'm on a hunger strike.
Kaycee: You're one of them, I can tell.
Justine: Or I'm just not hungry.
Kaycee: Or you secretly want to starve yourself.
Justine: Duh, what girl doesn't?
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"Special Thanks" credit to "Brad Pitt (both the mototaxi and the Oscar nominee)" See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.24 (2013) See more »

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Forgive Me
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Written by Konrad Meissner, Amanda Dora Riesman, Byron Isaacs
Courtesy of Amanda Dora Riesman
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Gore-hounds will be satisfied, people expecting a good horror movie won't be.
18 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Green Inferno is a standard Eli Roth fare - gore galore, cannibalism, and occasional humor - set in the Amazon rainforest. The acting is terrible right off the bat, but thankfully it isn't an issue halfway through the movie when the body count starts up. The characters themselves are paper thin, only about 3 of which are given actual personalities while the others are just fodder for the natives.

The premise of the movie is disturbing and will sound appealing to most horror fans, including myself, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, the gore is done very well; as usual Roth uses great practical effects to create some wince-inducing scenes. The problem is that the first half of the movie feels like a student film. Really bad acting, horrific dialogue, and the documentary style filming doesn't help at all. It's not so much an issue once the characters are captured, but you aren't able to get immersed into the world from the get-go so you're never truly frightened or concerned for them when the bloodshed begins.

The biggest issue is that The Green Inferno isn't scary in the slightest. Apart from a cheap jump scare near the end, there's little to no suspense or tension in the movie. It's just a linear storyline with characters getting killed off one by one with very little left to the imagination. It also isn't funny. There's maybe two times I chuckled at the tongue-in-cheek jokes. Most of them come across as forced, partly due to the acting and partly due to the jokes not being very funny. Roth tries for a darker, more disturbing atmosphere and he succeeds, but he sacrificed the potential fun to be had with the film. It's not terrible - Eli Roth fans will get exactly what they're expecting - but it also isn't anything new. The Green Inferno is a decent effort but a wholly mediocre movie watching experience.


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