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The Hitcher (2007)

The Hitcher (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Sean Bean tries giving motive and emotion to the hitcher, but director Dave Meyers is more interested in cheap shocks, and gratuitious gore and torture.

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Grace Andrews and Jim Halsey, a collegiate couple, are tormented by a mysterious hitchhiker John Ryder, a.k.a. The Hitcher. The young couple hits the road in a 1970 Oldsmobile 442, en route to spring break. But, their pleasure trip soon turns into a waking nightmare. The initial encounters with Ryder are increasingly off-putting for Grace and Jim, and they bravely fight back when he ambushes them. But they are truly blindsided when he implicates them in a horrific slaying and continues to shadow them. The open road becomes a suspenseful, action-packed battleground of blood and metal as, in trying to elude not only Ryder but also New Mexico State Police Lieutenant Esteridge's officers, Grace and Jim must fight for their lives and face their fears head-on.

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Cast

Sean Bean
as John Ryder
Sophia Bush
as Gracie Andrews
Zachary Knighton
as Jim Halsey
Neal McDonough
as Lt. Esterbridge
Danny Bolero
as Officer Edwards
Skip O'Brien
as Harlan Bremmer Sr.
Travis Schuldt
as Harlan Bremmer Jr.
Lauren Cohn
as Marlene
Jeff Hutchinson
as Young Father
Jeffrey Hutchinson
as Young Father
Kyle Davis
as Buford's Store Clerk
Joseph Michael Self
as Transport Guard No. 1
Mike Fisher
as Transport Guard No. 2
Kurt Grossi
as Officer Franklin
Brad Robinson
as Correctional Officer
Kurt Bryant
as Paramedic
Jesse De Luna
as Officer Jessup
George McLain
as Officer George
Lance Strumpf
as Helicoptor Pilot
Kurt E. Soderling
as Helicopter Co-Pilot
Richard Hancock
as Ryder's Guard
Damon Carney
as Negotiator
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Critic Reviews for The Hitcher

All Critics (96) | Top Critics (20)

[It's] cheerfully in touch with its own brainlessness.

August 22, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Bloated, boring and over-explained.

Full Review… | May 31, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Eric Red's sturdy genre script from 1986 has been diluted in the worst way possible.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Don't even think of stopping.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Washington Post
Top Critic

... about all the movie is effective at is insulting the audience.

Full Review… | January 25, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

[Grace, played by Sophia Bush] can't go six blocks without having to pee, and we're supposed to believe she knows how to fire a Colt 45 and a shotgun?

Full Review… | January 22, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
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½

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four stars...

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

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½

In all fairness, I don't remember thinking the original was all that great either, but this is pretty bad. Ending is probably the best bit of it, and even that is far fetched.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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