The Hitcher Reviews

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April 27, 2020
It is all setup and superficial story with very little depth. Still, it was fun.
April 27, 2020
Overall we get a pretty decent flick that first timers should enjoy and fans of the original shouldn't outright hate.
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.
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.
June 2, 2007
The first few minutes of Dave Meyers's remake of The Hitcher are desperately tense.
March 24, 2007
One of the better models in a long line of recent horror remakes.
February 4, 2007
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January 29, 2007
Just because a remake is unnecessary doesn't mean it isn't any good.
January 22, 2007
[Director Dave Meyers] leans a bit more on character and narrative than one might expect, particularly in these get-em'-naked-and-kill-em' days of gratuitously violent horror movies. Not that this isn't plenty violent and gratuitous its own way.
January 22, 2007
This is not a thinking-man's thriller, but it has the shock appeal of a severed head on a davenport.
January 20, 2007
Simple and suspenseful, solely because of Bean's sociopath and Hawkinson's cinematic craftsmanship.
January 20, 2007
The cast is sharp and director Dave Meyers keeps the dread building exponentially.
January 19, 2007
Meyers keeps it emotionally unfilling, so that you can go have dinner afterward with nary a qualm about having had your guts twisted. Meaning that all will be comfortably forgotten by dessert.
January 19, 2007
There are several good jumps and scares, and it's surprisingly tense the whole way through, not just gory and cheesy.
January 19, 2007
Like Red Eye, another highly intense film, The Hitcher moves along rapidly without any extraneous scenes to interfere with its vigorous pace.
January 19, 2007
Of the half dozen jump-out-of-your seat shocks, only one was truly gratuitous. Okay, maybe two.
January 19, 2007
Although some viewers may be saying 'I want to die' after seeing this latest Hollywood horror remake, I thought the new The Hitcher was revved up enough to be worth a look.
January 19, 2007
Its flaws don't outweigh the fun.
January 18, 2007
I screamed out loud. It was a tense thriller.
January 18, 2007
Meyers appears to appreciate the basic fundamentals of genre filmmaking, and lets his Hitcher out to play, instead of suffocating the whole thing in hip visuals and flash-cut edit rhythms.
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