Theatrical Release: December 1, 2006


John Stockwell’s thriller Turistas begins when vacationers end up stranded in a little Brazilian village after a bus accident wipes out their transportation. Although many in the group are experienced when it comes to unusual travel destinations, none of them are able to get a handle on this strange village. They soon come to realize that they are stranded somewhere with something much more dangerous than they could have imagined. Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, and Olivia Wilde co-star.

Dove Review

If you think you can enjoy a nice vacation with your friends, your worldview is too optimistic. At least that’s what a group of young, beautiful people in “Turistas” discovers while trying to have a good time in Brazil. I must say that this film was a lot more original than some of the “scary” movies to come out as of late. Rather than showing a lot of people pointlessly slaughtered, the vindictive doctor in “Turistas” only succeeds in harvesting one woman’s organs. A very graphic scene in the movie involves surgery being performed on a woman, whose liver and kidneys are removed. Besides that, several people are shot and stabbed. The movie also contains quite a few scenes of people drinking and using drugs, as well as women walking around in skimpy bikinis for the entire length of the film. For these reasons, “Turistas” is not approved by Dove.

Content Description

Sex: Several sexual references; several men and women kissing and necking; suggestive dancing; sex implied between man and woman (who turns out to be a prostitute); sexually explicit drawing.
Language: F-27; S-5; GD-1; J-1; JC-4; H-2; OG/OMG-2; Slang for male/female genitalia-3
Violence: Man sliced with machete; woman falls off cliff and hits rocks; man hits boy with rock; birds eating human hand; man stabs man in eye; man with graphic, open head wound; man performs surgery on woman (very graphic); man stabbed with spear; other men stabbed with machete and knife; man bashed with rock; several people shot; man hit with gun; man shot in head at close range.
Drugs: Marijuana smoked in several scenes; people drink heavily; people smoke hard drugs; woman huffs something from a paper bag.
Nudity: Several topless women; several topless men; women in thongs; woman’s nude rear-end; cleavage.
Other: None


Company: Fox Atomic
Writer: Michael Ross
Director: John Stockwell
Producer: Marc Butan
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 89 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Samantha Kubik