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      The Hitcher

      R Released Jan 19, 2007 1 hr. 30 min. Mystery & Thriller Horror List
      19% 107 Reviews Tomatometer 52% 250,000+ Ratings Audience Score Grace (Sophia Bush) and Jim (Zachary Knighton) are a pair of college students on their way to spring break in a 1970 Oldsmobile. Blissfully unaware of the horror that awaits them, they offer a ride to hitchhiker John Ryder (Sean Bean), a killer who subsequently terrorizes the couple and implicates them in a grisly slaying. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 25 Buy Now

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      Sean Bean tries giving motive and emotion to The Hitcher, but director Dave Meyers is more interested in cheap shocks, and gratuitous gore and torture.

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      Justin T This is an inferior remake but also it's not a bad film. It's mostly forgettable. It is worth sticking with this one to the ending as the action really does ramp up. It's not a thoughtful movie but instead a thrill ride that looked pretty. That is exactly why I quite liked it. It is serious and that is something that I liked about it, there is no sense of humour! Maybe they could have done something different to distinguish itself from the original, it really feels very unoriginal overall in style and content. The casting isn't as good. Compared to the original I will remember it for actually showing the guy getting ripped in half rather than just implying it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/24 Full Review Meg G It's hard to re-make a classic like the original hitcher, and they didn't really hit all the marks. it didn't make me feel as scared as the OG did Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/16/24 Full Review Jonathan O I really don't like this remake it has the same vibe from the same director who remake Amityville Horror and Texas Chainsaw Massacre and produced by Michael Bay. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/16/23 Full Review Terry S I don't care what the critics say--I enjoyed the hell out of it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/16/22 Full Review The Artful D Saw the 19% critic rating but watched it anyway. What a pleasant surprise! Great little movie. Extremely well directed and well acted. Sean Bean was flawless in his portrayal. Sophia Bush was excellent not to mention seriously hot. Zachary Knighton was also very good. Well-paced. Lovely shots. This is a quality film. Suspense and horror galore. Highly recommended. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/11/22 Full Review Audience Member this remake version of the hitcher is absolutely terrible is just doing the same remake vibe of by the same director and producer who did texas chainsaw massacre. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/19/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jason Anderson Globe and Mail Viewers looking for more than a few secondhand thrills should drive right past The Hitcher. Rated: 2/4 Apr 27, 2020 Full Review Tim Grierson Screen International The recent assembly-line remaking of recognizable horror titles continues with The Hitcher, a dreary updating of the 1986 Rutger Hauer thriller. Jul 28, 2008 Full Review Kyle Smith New York Post [It's] cheerfully in touch with its own brainlessness. Rated: 2/4 Aug 22, 2007 Full Review Alberto Abuín Espinof A huge waste of time. [Full review in Spanish] Apr 27, 2020 Full Review William Venegas La Nación (Costa Rica) The highway becomes a battlefield full of blood and junk. [Full review in Spanish] Apr 27, 2020 Full Review Mark Pfeiffer NightsAndWeekends.com Too silly and stupid to be scary, The Hitcher speeds along with no regard for logic. Apr 27, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Grace (Sophia Bush) and Jim (Zachary Knighton) are a pair of college students on their way to spring break in a 1970 Oldsmobile. Blissfully unaware of the horror that awaits them, they offer a ride to hitchhiker John Ryder (Sean Bean), a killer who subsequently terrorizes the couple and implicates them in a grisly slaying.
      Director
      Dave Meyers
      Screenwriter
      Eric Bernt
      Distributor
      Rogue Pictures, Focus Features
      Production Co
      Intrepid Pictures, Platinum Dunes
      Rating
      R (Strong Bloody Violence|Language|Terror)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 19, 2007, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 18, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $16.4M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SRD, DTS, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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