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The Hitcher (2007)

The Hitcher

Overview


Genre

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Release Date

January 19, 2007

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

Rogue Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Dave Meyers

Producer

Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, David Linde, Charles Meeker, Alfred Haber

Screenwriter

Jake Wade Wall, Eric Brent

Starring

Story


From filmmaker Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company (producers of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Amityville Horror") comes "The Hitcher," an update of the 1986 film of the same name.

Dave Meyers makes his feature directorial debut on the new thriller, which tracks the terrifying trajectory of Grace Andrews (Sophia Bush) and Jim Halsey (Zachary Knighton), a collegiate couple who are tormented by the mysterious hitchhiker John Ryder, a.k.a. The Hitcher (Sean Bean).

The young couple hit the road in a 1970 Oldsmobile 442, en route to spring break. But their pleasure trip soon turns into a waking nightmare. The initial encounters with Ryder are increasingly off-putting for Grace and Jim, and they bravely fight back when he ambushes them. But they are truly blindsided when he implicates them in a horrific slaying and continues to shadow them.

The open road becomes a suspenseful, action-packed battleground of blood and metal as, in trying to elude not only Ryder but also New Mexico State Police Lieutenant Esteridge's (Neal McDonough) officers, Grace and Jim must fight for their lives and face their fears head-on.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..fails to make much of an impression..”
by Ronnie Scheib [Variety]
“..A style-devoid and soulless remake..”
by Jason Ferguson [Orlando Weekly]
“..Witless and pointless..”
by Jim Hemphill [Reel]