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The Hitcher Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I would have admired it more if it had found the courage to acknowledge the real relationship it was portraying between Howell and Rutger, but no: It prefers to disguise itself as a violent thriller, and on that level it is reprehensible.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Hauer's lunatic performance is the only thing that keeps The Hitcher from completely running off the road.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Contrived, unbelievable, and ultimately dull thriller is one more film to waste Rutger Hauer.
Full Review | Original Score: -2 out of -4..+4
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Spare and engrossing original road slaughterfest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
A highly unimaginative slasher that keeps the tension going with a massacre about every 15 minutes.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 2, 2005
...essentially entertaining throughout...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
February 22, 2007
Without the original film's subtext of male bonding gone awry, nothing here has a shred of psychological resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
November 4, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
November 22, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 1, 1986
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Hauer, who has reportedly vowed not to play any more villains or crackpots, is probably making the right decision, if this is any measure of the sort of role that comes his way.
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
February 12, 2010
An uncanny frisson, plus a road of endless curves
Scott Weinberg
January 1, 2000
OK, all together now: NEVER pick up hitchhikers!
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 3, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 2, 2014
A cosmic horror film drawn out of a psychological thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cole Smithey
October 21, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 17, 2003
A gruesome cult classic.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 1, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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