The Road Reviews

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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.
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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
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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.