The Green Inferno Reviews
thematically of a piece with the director's influential Hostel (2005) in its focus on the experience of clueless, meddling Americans abroad. Unfortunately it also shares with Hostel Roth's inability to settle on a consistent or compelling tone.
It never lets up: it barrels ahead, exuberant and relentless in its brutality, never giving the audience a second to unclench. It's a feast for gorehounds, one with an unsubtle message about the way that uninformed activism harms more than it helps.
A blood-soaked ride into the jaws of Hell, but Inferno is too frivolous to score as nightmare material, finding Roth displaying habitual timidity when it comes to truly shocking encounters.