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Scenic Route (2013)



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Mitchell (Josh Duhamel) and Carter (Dan Fogler), life-long friends who have drifted apart, are on a road trip when their old pickup breaks down, leaving them stranded on an isolated desert road. Nobody can pick apart a man like his best friend, and as the relentless elements of the desert grind them down, they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality. As they question who they are and who they could have been, their agitation leads to physical confrontation and ultimately knife-wielding madness, and what begins as an inconvenience becomes a very real life or death struggle.(c) Vertical Entertainmentmore
Rating: R (for language, some violence and a scene of sexuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Kyle Killen
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On DVD: Sep 24, 2013
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Critic Reviews for Scenic Route

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (9)

It's actually a well-made, well-acted low-budget thriller that is more resonant than expected.

Full Review… | August 23, 2013
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic

At the very least shows you how to make a smart, cheap little movie with only two actors, one main exterior set and no special effects.

Full Review… | August 23, 2013
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Kyle Killen's script is generally uninspired and fairly predictable ...

Full Review… | August 22, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

It begins with energy, dulls in the middle stretches but redeems itself with a final destination that makes the trip feel worth it.

Full Review… | August 22, 2013
USA Today
Top Critic

Fogler impresses with some brooding edge, but neither he nor the location photography is enough to recommend you join him on this doomed trip.

Full Review… | August 22, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Mitchell and Carter never extend beyond the archetypes of Unhappy Family Man and Bitter Failed Artist. Nor do Duhamel and Fogler's inconsistent performances breathe life into their flat characters.

Full Review… | August 22, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Scenic Route


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Super Reviewer

three stars

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

There is no turning back.

Great Film! The acting, dialogue, and desert scenery combine to make this an awesome movie. The deeper meanings and plot twists will keep you thinking about the movie and its implications for days. I feel that this movie wants you to get some perspective and appreciate your life and what you have, since many of us get stuck thinking about what we lack. It really is a unique film. If you are tired of movies that seem to copy old ideas, then this movie is for you. I highly recommend it.

The relationship between two old friends is tested as they are stranded in the desert.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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