The Hitcher Reviews

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April 27, 2020
A huge waste of time. [Full review in Spanish]
April 27, 2020
The highway becomes a battlefield full of blood and junk. [Full review in Spanish]
April 27, 2020
Viewers looking for more than a few secondhand thrills should drive right past The Hitcher.
April 27, 2020
Too silly and stupid to be scary, The Hitcher speeds along with no regard for logic.
April 27, 2020
Aside from a few changes, The Hitcher '07 is pretty much the same film as the original, just not done as well.
April 27, 2020
Alas, there's nothing memorable here with the decent bits all cribbed and the hunter-prey dynamic diluted by having three principal players.
April 27, 2020
The original film was nicely atmospheric and gritty, whereas this version is aimed at the teen audience and lacks the tension, relying on car crashes rather than chills.
April 27, 2020
The Hitcher is superior to Paradise Lost and more frightening, though no great shakes.
November 21, 2019
This remake of the 1986 thriller starring Rutger Hauer and C. Thomas Howell isn't just pointless, it's preposterous, silly and dull.
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.
November 20, 2008
Director Dave Meyers truly eliminates most of the psychological aspect of the original 1986 Hitcher in exchange for a polished contemporary feel.
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.
July 14, 2008
The new version is an adequate technical exercise ... but the attempts at 'originality' undermine whatever meager integrity the original possessed.
August 25, 2007
August 22, 2007
[It's] cheerfully in touch with its own brainlessness.
July 21, 2007
For my taste, it was better off left dead, roadkill on the cinematic highway.
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.
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.
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
June 1, 2007
A depressingly formulaic reworking of a unique cult favourite that should have been left well alone. Stick with Rutger.
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