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Riding the Bullet Reviews

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Justin Chang
Variety
October 21, 2004
A ponderous, incoherent horror mishmash that turns King's short story into utter nonsense.
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
October 20, 2004
The movie is so glum and flat-footed there's no reason to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
October 19, 2004
Both the anticipation factor and writer-director Mick Garris' slick adaptation fail to live up to the old hype.
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
October 14, 2004
A better name for the film would be Taking the Bullet, because that's what sitting through this dopey, pretentious mess feels like.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
October 14, 2004
It's a navel-gazing meditation on death smothered under excess and ham-handed direction, better suited for late-night cable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
October 14, 2004
The ending of which, both on the page and, now, on the screen, lands with an overly elegiac thud. Still, the journey is often fine.
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
October 14, 2004
A barely coherent fever dream of automotive anxiety.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 13, 2004
Falls short of its source.
Full Review | Original Score: C