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The Hitcher Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
If you can't improve upon your original in some small way, then you're simply churning out assembly-line product for a gradually more disinterested fan-base.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
Despite its Playboy Playmate heroine and corny-as-hell climax, The Hitcher is still more engrossing than most of the other horror redos unleashed on the youth market of late. I'm talkin' to you, Grudge 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Grierson
July 28, 2008
The recent assembly-line remaking of recognizable horror titles continues with The Hitcher, a dreary updating of the 1986 Rutger Hauer thriller.
Steve Biodrowski
July 14, 2008
The new version is an adequate technical exercise ... but the attempts at 'originality' undermine whatever meager integrity the original possessed.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 22, 2007
[It's] cheerfully in touch with its own brainlessness.
| Original Score: 2/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
July 21, 2007
For my taste, it was better off left dead, roadkill on the cinematic highway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
While this new Hitcher has its moments, it just doesn't make for as scary or interesting a ride as its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matthew Turner
June 19, 2007
Enjoyably trashy remake with a suitably creepy performance from Sean Bean, even if it's not quite on the level of Rutger Hauer's original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phelim O'Neill
June 16, 2007
Tense, brooding, scary -- there are plenty of words to describe 1986's superior B-movie The Hitcher. None, however, apply to this remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
June 7, 2007
As is usually the case with remakes of this sort, instead of soul, point of view, or guts, the movie features a story as flat as its open surroundings, transparent like soda water, with as many holes as bubbles, and a few slices of improbability for flavo
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
June 2, 2007
The first few minutes of Dave Meyers's remake of The Hitcher are desperately tense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine
June 1, 2007
A depressingly formulaic reworking of a unique cult favourite that should have been left well alone. Stick with Rutger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
May 31, 2007
Bloated, boring and over-explained.
Anna Smith
May 29, 2007
A guilty pleasure -- but only if you like your action outlandish, your continuity challenged and your guts and gore splattered all over the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
April 30, 2007
If only they had a good story and enough solid thrills to sustain it for longer than a half-hour.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 24, 2007
One of the better models in a long line of recent horror remakes.
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
Meyers' young characters are denied personality. The psychological turmoil is all at the surface.
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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 9, 2007
The script is bloodsoaked, predictable as well as meaningless, and there is little else to recommend the film unless you're after mindless shocks and like to be in the company of a couple of youngsters who are made out to be a bit stupid
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
March 7, 2007
I don't get the rational behind remaking a mediocre piece of cinematic fluff that never really captured the public's attentions in the first place.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
February 24, 2007
She's also a little too convincing when she asserts at last, "I don't feel anything." If Grace hasn't been here before, you most certainly have.
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