The Road Reviews

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Kofi Outlaw
ScreenRant
October 2, 2012
Laranas definitely has the mind and vision for good horror, but still has a bit to go before he can be called a 'master of the genre.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 14, 2012
While effectively moody...proves overlong for optimal shock value, with entirely too many dull stretches along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Glenn Lovell
CinemaDope
May 12, 2012
Genre fans beware -- 'The Road' proves a bumpy ride, slow-going, monotonous and, the most unforgivable sin of all, not in the least scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
May 11, 2012
If it's patchy and derivative it also has a compelling, soapy undertow that kept me watching.
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
May 11, 2012
... Enough rattling thrills for the date-night crowd, and enough story and character for older film buffs to chew on. The ride home afterwards might require your high beams.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 11, 2012
[Laranas] delivers a maximum of suspense and horror, working wonders with a small budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 11, 2012
This philosophical film helps elevate the film above the usual scared-teenager shocker although, sometimes, the film ignores the bread-and-butter demands of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
May 10, 2012
The film's three-pronged narrative does a fair job of laying a spooky groundwork for the revelatory emotional sadism that lies behind most acts of evil; it just takes a bit of clunky exposition to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 10, 2012
A powerfully atmospheric blend of ghostly encounters, horrific situations and missing-persons mysteries from the Philippine director Yam Laranas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rob Nelson
Variety
May 10, 2012
This low-budget shocker eventually pays off, displaying just enough narrative ingenuity to compensate for a cinematically crude and logistically sketchy deployment of the requisite blood-and-guts mayhem.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
May 10, 2012
Although the story doesn't always quite hold, "The Road" is still a satisfyingly creepy film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Sam Adams
AV Club
May 10, 2012
The Road spends most of its time going in circles, working and reworking a small set of potent images.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
May 9, 2012
Heavy on atmosphere, but light on substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
May 8, 2012
Call it a haircut of Psycho with ectoplasmic additives, The Road still has a whispering menace and visual grandeur all its own.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 6, 2012
For a spell, the film gets by on its unpretentious flair for atmosphere, even its disconcerting nonsensicality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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