The Road (2012)

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The Road tells the story of a twelve-year-old cold case that is reopened when three teenagers vanish while traversing an infamous and abandoned road. As investigators try to find leads to the whereabouts of the missing teens, they also unearth the road's gruesome past that spans two decades - a history of abduction, crimes and murders. -- (C) Freestyle
Rating:
R (for violence, terror and some disturbing images)
Genre:
Drama , Horror
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Cast

Marvin Agustin
as Boy's Father
John Regala
as Chief
Lloyd Samartino
as Ella's Father
Rhian Ramos
as Ate Lara
Jaclyn Jose
as Sisters' Mom
Dex Quindoza
as Mailman
Ana Abad Santos
as Janine's Mother
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (9)

If it's patchy and derivative it also has a compelling, soapy undertow that kept me watching.

Full Review… | May 11, 2012
Salon.com
Top Critic

[Laranas] delivers a maximum of suspense and horror, working wonders with a small budget.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

This philosophical film helps elevate the film above the usual scared-teenager shocker although, sometimes, the film ignores the bread-and-butter demands of the genre.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The film's three-pronged narrative does a fair job of laying a spooky groundwork for the revelatory emotional sadism that lies behind most acts of evil; it just takes a bit of clunky exposition to get there.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A powerfully atmospheric blend of ghostly encounters, horrific situations and missing-persons mysteries from the Philippine director Yam Laranas.

May 10, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

This low-budget shocker eventually pays off, displaying just enough narrative ingenuity to compensate for a cinematically crude and logistically sketchy deployment of the requisite blood-and-guts mayhem.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
Variety
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Audience Reviews for The Road

½

A brilliant and terrifying horror film that reveals the story at a perfect pace. The script is great and very interesting. A highly disturbing and very thought provoking film. 91/100

M. C.K.
M. C.K.

Has a great story some great scares and an added cultural benefit which avoids the generic US scary movie.

Matt Hale
Matt Hale

THE ROAD is pretty disappointing at best. Just a total bore that kept reminding of other far better films.

Michael Lupetin
Michael Lupetin

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