Joy Ride Synopsis
A college freshman's plans to pick up a girl are detoured when he stops to help his brother.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Turns out to be the most unnerving film of the year. Easy.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
If you're looking to have your nerves fried and your pulse pounded, this is your ticket to ride.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The potential for action never lets up; you never know what's coming around the next corner.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is a kind of horror movie that plays so convincingly we don't realize it's an exercise in pure style. ''Halloween'' is an example,...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Zigzags across the conventions of genre, occasionally driving on the shoulders of black humor -- it's a road movie for the way we process...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A really satisfying suspenser, but also really, really fun.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Joy Ride is plenty spooky but there's also plenty of comic relief -- mostly from the perennially goofy Zahn.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's a snazzy, smartly made, and even hip little scarefest. As a jump-start to Halloween, it's all you could hope for.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
There's plenty of scary pleasure to be had from this clever, compact thriller.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Even at its best, Ride never survives its shaky opening hook.
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By Asianfreak
88 out of 100 Scares, laughs, thrills into one ride....

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