Does the film live up to the novel? We asked that question to a handful of critics. Here are their answers...
- At once silly, gross and boring...aims to be something more than a generic vacationing-twentysomethings-in-peril movie, [but] its pretensions make it even more ludicrous. -- One Guy's Opinion
- The Ruins is one of the creepiest, most disturbing tales to hit theaters in months. If there is a film that is guaranteed to make your skin crawl, this one is it. -- Film School Rejects
- The shift from averting your eyes from the gore to rolling your eyes at the stupid dialogue is enough to give you a headache. -- Salt Lake Tribune
- ...like "Touristas" with a better cast, higher production values and a supernatural edge...hits all the novel's outer horror touch points, but director Carter Smith doesn't let them build so much as check them off a list that he's rushing through. -- Reeling Reviews