Critics Consensus

While this debut by Edward Anderson is economical and occasionally effective, Shuttle offers little catharsis after its tense ride.



Total Count: 22


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A group of returning vacationers boards a late-night shuttle bound for home, but soon finds their journey taking a dark turn in this tale of terror from writer/director Edward Anderson. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Shuttle

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  • When the payoff finally arrives, it seems tasteless not just because of its topicality, but because the shock feels unearned.

    Mar 19, 2009 | Rating: C

    Scott Tobias

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • There is no release for the audience, no 'entertainment,' not even much action excitement. Just a remorseless march into the dark.

    Mar 19, 2009 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Shuttle mostly exists, in the words of Alfred Hitchcock, to 'put the audience through it,' but it leaves you in a very different place than where it started and with remarkable economy of effort.

    Mar 12, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • Shuttle is a grim and twisted exercise in high-stress terror that falls just short of the torture-porn subgenre.

    Mar 12, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ted Fry

    Seattle Times
    Top Critic
  • If you step aboard Shuttle, be prepared for one heck of a ride filled with suspense, action and ever-escalating terror. With this ingenious thriller, Edward Anderson, who wrote the heist flick Flawless, makes an audacious directorial debut.

    Mar 6, 2009 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Next time, spring for a cab.

    Mar 5, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shuttle

  • Mar 15, 2019
    If you want to read the review I wrote for this, go to I can no longer post long reviews on here and I'm not writing two separate reviews for the same movie.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2012
    not a great movie... the ending was alright Contains spoilers>>> but the part where he was shot in the head and than went for her again and put her in the box was absolutely pathetic...... if you get shot in the head youd be lucky to even be unconcious... or survive.... lots of times where they could of 'killed or ran away.
    Paul A Super Reviewer
  • Aug 25, 2011
    Kind of sucked. It's filled with cliches; there's nothing original about it. The entire plot is predictable so any twists it throws at you aren't surprising in the least. The actors are of course all good looking young kids- who you really can't feel sorry for. The entire plot is flawed. The movie is about 4 kids who get on a shuttle from the airport really late at night and are abducted by the shuttle driver and his accomplice. Those kids had SO many chances to escape, it was ridiculous. There was no excuse for their stupidity. There was ONE old guy that had a gun (the accomplice didn't come until later), and there were FOUR healthy young kids (TWO of which were strong men), and they just let the old guy push them around. They outnumbered him; they could've easily ditched the shuttle or taken the kidnapper out while he was driving the shuttle. SO...I can't really express sympathy for any of those victims. Even the characters themselves said "gee I should've gotten away when I had the chance" like duh ya think? Stupid ass characters. They should've known when the driver was so creepily desperate to have them as passengers on his shuttle...shuttle drivers don't do that ever. The kids all saw it coming, and they just hung around for the free ride to sketchy Mcsketchersville in the middle of ghettotown, USA. Like seriously? The whole setting the film was shot at was sketchy as fuck. It was completely deserted and pitch black with sketchy run down buildings on every block....and no matter how far the kidnapper drove or how many turns he made- they were still in ghettotown. It was so bizarre. Like a place that sketchy would not be that big. It was so weird. Anyway, the film had no suspense whatsoever since it was so obvious they were all going to die and *SHOCKER* the girls were being sold into the sex trade overseas. Definitely not the best movie, and the acting was nowhere near good.
    Japes . Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2011
    A good horror film that has all of the suspenseful aspects that a film like this needs.
    Cassie H Super Reviewer

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