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½ March 28, 2018
½ November 10, 2017
Part Hitchcockian thriller, Part trashy teen b movie. It surprisingly works quite well.
½ November 1, 2017
The best line of the movie, IMO: "Is this some kind of fraternity stunt? Because if this weren't my restaurant, I'd say it's a pretty good one."
The two male leads are kind of unlikeable though for getting Rusty Nail into that embarrassing incident. But, I did like how director John Dahl still managed to craft some incredibly suspenseful sequences into the narrative (that is, when they add to the narrative, otherwise they felt cheap). Still this was a decent thriller. 7/10
September 13, 2017
Very good film. One of my favorite thrillers. The first time watching it was a thrill and it's certainly a rewatchable movie.
September 10, 2017
An intense and well thought-out thriller featuring Paul Walker.
½ July 1, 2017
Non-stop fun at the movies.
June 16, 2017
This film was very suspenseful. It kept you guessing till the end. It blended comedy and thrills very well. Paul Walker and Steve Zahn are great in this film. The voice of candy cane was also good and was very chilling. This film is a solid thriller. I recommend it to people who want to be creeped out or fans of horror/thrillers.

Rating: 8.7/10
March 24, 2017
It was ok. I enjoyed it. The plot was a bit absurd and campy but it was pretty predictable. The cast was good and had good chemistry. Wasn't really a horror movie.
February 16, 2017
A solid thriller from John Dahl.

Walker a candle in the wind and Zahn is probably the most versatile actor of his generation.

Rusty Nail is a sick fuck. All he wanted was his weasel greased. No need for him to go on a murderous rampage.
January 18, 2017
It's good movie to watch
½ July 30, 2016
Great directing. Decent script. Lots of fun.
July 17, 2016
Amazing performance of "Rusty Nail" played by Silence of the Lamb's Ted Levine expertly elevates this B-movie suspense film to the greater heights.
July 9, 2016
It's very visible that director Dahl is influenced by Hitchcock's brilliance and it pays off beautifully.
½ June 23, 2016
"Joy Ride" is enjoyable in spite of its story's uneveness and improbability.
May 26, 2016
Joy Ride is a very dumb idea in paper, in my opinion. It's farfetched and not very believable, and yet, it's executed in such a way that you actually really get into the story and stay on the edge of your seat. No more to say than that this is a good B-movie
May 21, 2016
Good old-fashioned thriller with predictable plot but well-crafted execution.
April 26, 2016
A prank goes deadly wrong when traveling brothers mess with the wrong trucker. The suspense might be thin but the action is swift and entertaining.
½ April 9, 2016
4/9/2016: An ok movie with a very good cast.
March 22, 2016
A solid thriller that brings back memories of classic B-movies. Much like Duel, which this film was undoubtedly inspired by, Joy Ride does the brilliant job of never showing the killer. All we have is his voice, provided by a pitch perfect Ted Levine, and the truck itself - which, thanks to some great lighting and sound, becomes its own character. And of course we have Walker and Zahn as the brothers, providing the much needed heart of the film. They're funny, sweet, obnoxious, and best of all relatable. If there are any complaints, Leelee Sobieski's character feels entirely unnecessary. She does well with the material but takes away from the central relationship and adds some unneeded sexual tension, really only serving as a simple love interest to the brothers. Still, what we ultimately have is a great thriller and fun time.
Who would like it? Anyone interested in Paul Walker's work that's not Fast and Furious or any fans of B-movies from past years.
½ March 9, 2016
A total B-movie popcorn flick. But that's not such a bad thing.
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