The Hitcher (2007)

The Hitcher (2007)

The Hitcher (2007)

A couple of college students are terrorised by a hitchhiker (Sean Bean) in his remake of the 1986 horror thriller starring Rutger Hauer.

Grace (Sophia Bush, John Tucker Must Die) and Jim (Zachary Knighton, The Prince and Me) are on their way to spring break in a 1970 Oldsmobile. Blissfully unaware of the horror that awaits them, they offer a ride to hitchhiker John Ryder, a killer who subsequently terrorises the couple and implicates them in a grisly slaying.

2007Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language & horror84 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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Perhaps most unforgivably, pic lacks suspense. The action scenes are directed credibly enough, but the nail-biting buildups and awful aftermaths are laid out mechanically and drained of emotional effect.

0
Time Out

Time Out

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Bloated, boring and over-explained.

2.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

That [original] film was intellectually engaging as well as tangibly creepy, while the new remake is just plain bad, and boring to boot.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Probably the nerviest move on filmmaker Dave Meyers' part was to include a clip from Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, well demonstrating just how far we've descended when it comes to cinematic suspense.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

press

There are several good jumps and scares, and it's surprisingly tense the whole way through, not just gory and cheesy.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Perhaps most unforgivably, pic lacks suspense. The action scenes are directed credibly enough, but the nail-biting buildups and awful aftermaths are laid out mechanically and drained of emotional effect.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Bloated, boring and over-explained.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

That [original] film was intellectually engaging as well as tangibly creepy, while the new remake is just plain bad, and boring to boot.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Probably the nerviest move on filmmaker Dave Meyers' part was to include a clip from Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, well demonstrating just how far we've descended when it comes to cinematic suspense.

0
Associated Press

Associated Press

press

There are several good jumps and scares, and it's surprisingly tense the whole way through, not just gory and cheesy.

0

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