• R, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Drama, Horror
  • Directed By:
    Yam Laranas
    In Theaters:
    May 11, 2012 Limited
  • Freestyle Releasing

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The Road Reviews

Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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If it's patchy and derivative it also has a compelling, soapy undertow that kept me watching.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

May 11, 2012
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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[Laranas] delivers a maximum of suspense and horror, working wonders with a small budget.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

May 11, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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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 Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

May 11, 2012
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 10, 2012
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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A powerfully atmospheric blend of ghostly encounters, horrific situations and missing-persons mysteries from the Philippine director Yam Laranas.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 10, 2012
Rob Nelson
Variety
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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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May 10, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Although the story doesn't always quite hold, "The Road" is still a satisfyingly creepy film.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 10, 2012
Sam Adams
AV Club
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The Road spends most of its time going in circles, working and reworking a small set of potent images.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

May 10, 2012
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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Call it a haircut of Psycho with ectoplasmic additives, The Road still has a whispering menace and visual grandeur all its own.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 8, 2012
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