The Hitcher (2007)

The Hitcher



Critic Consensus: Sean Bean tries giving motive and emotion to the hitcher, but director Dave Meyers is more interested in cheap shocks, and gratuitious gore and torture.

Movie Info

Grace Andrews and Jim Halsey, a collegiate couple, are tormented by a mysterious hitchhiker John Ryder, a.k.a. The Hitcher. The young couple hits 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 … More

Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, terror and language)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Jake Wade Ball, Jake Wade Wall, Eric Bernt, Eric Red
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 1, 2007
Box Office: $16.2M
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as John Ryder

as Gracie Andrews

as Jim Halsey

as Lt. Esterbridge

as Officer Edwards

as Harlan Bremmer Sr.

as Harlan Bremmer Jr.

as Young Father

as Marlene

as Young Father

as Buford's Store Clerk

as Transport Guard No. ...

as Transport Guard No. ...

as Correctional Officer

as Officer Franklin

as Paramedic

as Ryder's Guard

as Officer Jessup

as Officer George

as Helicoptor Pilot

as Helicopter Co-Pilot

as Negotiator
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Critic Reviews for The Hitcher

All Critics (100) | Top Critics (20)

[It's] cheerfully in touch with its own brainlessness.

Full Review… | August 22, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Bloated, boring and over-explained.

Full Review… | May 31, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Despite its Playboy Playmate heroine and corny-as-hell climax, The Hitcher is still more engrossing than most of the other horror redos unleashed on the youth market of late. I'm talkin' to you, Grudge 2.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010

The recent assembly-line remaking of recognizable horror titles continues with The Hitcher, a dreary updating of the 1986 Rutger Hauer thriller.

Full Review… | July 28, 2008

The new version is an adequate technical exercise ... but the attempts at 'originality' undermine whatever meager integrity the original possessed.

Full Review… | July 14, 2008

For my taste, it was better off left dead, roadkill on the cinematic highway.

Full Review… | July 21, 2007
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Audience Reviews for The Hitcher



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Super Reviewer

four stars...

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer


In all fairness, I don't remember thinking the original was all that great either, but this is pretty bad. Ending is probably the best bit of it, and even that is far fetched.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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