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Riding the Bullet Reviews

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Larry Carroll
IGN Movies
October 15, 2004
Goes beyond simply being a bad movie, to the point where it becomes one that insults your intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 1, 2014
A very sub-par series of clunky ideas about mortality, none of which amount to a decent horror film.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 28, 2005
As obras de Stephen King já renderam alguns ótimos filmes, mas também muitos péssimos. Infelizmente, Riding the Bullet se encaixa nesta última categoria.
| Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 25, 2005
...wholly ineffective...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
October 14, 2004
A better name for the film would be Taking the Bullet, because that's what sitting through this dopey, pretentious mess feels like.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Luke Y. Thompson
February 3, 2005
Imagine a feature-length version of the "Large Marge" sequence from Pee-wee's Big Adventure and you won't be too far off, only that was scarier.
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
October 20, 2004
The movie is so glum and flat-footed there's no reason to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
October 14, 2004
A barely coherent fever dream of automotive anxiety.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 13, 2004
Falls short of its source.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
October 14, 2004
It's a navel-gazing meditation on death smothered under excess and ham-handed direction, better suited for late-night cable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Michael Tunison
Boxoffice Magazine
October 15, 2004
Yet another reason to think twice before thumbing a ride, kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 15, 2004
Overall it doesn't amount to much more than a goofy campfire tale.
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 15, 2004
An incoherent melange of horror movie gimmicks that's genuinely laughable when it strives for profundity. It induces more tedium than terror.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
October 19, 2004
Both the anticipation factor and writer-director Mick Garris' slick adaptation fail to live up to the old hype.
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Justin Chang
October 21, 2004
A ponderous, incoherent horror mishmash that turns King's short story into utter nonsense.

E! Online
October 15, 2004
There are lots of cheap scares and mind games that detract from the main attraction: the interesting family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Joshua Tyler
October 14, 2004
A fairly middle of the road fright film that treads dangerously close to being silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Staci Layne Wilson
October 8, 2004
...a nifty supernatural drama that features some truly terrifying scenarios, while also offering up a bit of well-placed humor and poignancy.
Jeremy Knox
Film Threat
August 10, 2004
Flaws and all, it works pretty well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
October 14, 2004
The ending of which, both on the page and, now, on the screen, lands with an overly elegiac thud. Still, the journey is often fine.
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