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.
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.