The Ruins

The Ruins
  • 2008
  • Australia / US
  • 1h 30min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Carter Smith
  • Cast: Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Laura Ramsey, Joe Anderson
  • Language: English, Spanish, Mayan
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Adapting his own novel, writer Scott B Smith pitches Amy (Malone), Jeff (Tucker) and their airhead pals against a Mayan temple filled with killer plants guarded by taciturn natives. Handsomely produced by Dreamworks, it's as consistently ludicrous as it sounds, and despite some decent acting and gore effects, be warned; watching The Ruins is likely to dismantle your night.

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The Ruins

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