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The Car Reviews

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Top Critic
Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Interminably drawn out, with some good special effects but its characters hauled straight out of the cracker-barrel, it has nowhere near the same minatory charge as Spielberg's Duel.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 8, 2002
...with a script this silly, it's hard to maintain any sense of horror or suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 3, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 26, 2015
The film eventually grows tedious, and the climactic showdown is truly awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Poland
Hot Button
June 3, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The performances are terrible -- thin and overwrought in the manner of actors trying to improvise without an idea in their heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
June 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 6, 2008
As silly as it sounds, but strangely dull.
Top Critic
Gary Arnold
Washington Post
December 21, 2015
There's nothing under the surface either, no pattern or primitive fear mechanism guiding the car. What you see is what you get, and it deserves to be thrown back.

TV Guide
May 6, 2008
Good score, OK crash sequences, and lots of unintentional laughs are the only reasons to sit through this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 7, 2016
A fun, entertaining, schlocky seventies horror film...
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 6, 2005
silly horror classic
| Original Score: 3/5
Dustin Putman
December 15, 2015
"Jaws" ripoff or not, "The Car" succeeds at making a vehicle just as threatening as any psychopath or killer shark. It's no "Duel," to be sure, but it's pretty solid all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 24, 2003
The action centres on a remote Midwestern town where a demonic driverless car terrorizes motorists, pedestrians and, in one of the film's genuinely scary moments, cyclists.
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