Scenic Route Synopsis
Two best friends start to turn on each other when they find themselves stranded.
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
It's no "Taxi Driver" or even "Open Water," but Route has enough attractions to warrant the trip.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
The movie becomes a survival tale and is more successful in its grueling, slightly crazed second half. The Goetzes do a better job...
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Village Voice

By Rob Staeger
Kevin and Michael Goetz's direction emphasizes the remoteness of the setting. The howl of the desert wind and the unflagging hammer of the...
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The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
For Scenic Route, it doesn’t seem to be the journey as much as the destination: seeing two sorta-friends wailing on each other feels like...
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The Dissolve

By Mike D'Angelo
Duhamel and Fogler play off each other nicely in the early going... The arguments and contrasting worldviews are banal, but the...
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New York Daily News

The first half of Scenic Route is basically a filmed play, and not an insightful one. The more surreal second half takes on a moodier edge,...
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Los Angeles Times

By Inkoo Kang
While the narrative spins in place, Kyle Killen's script throws out one uninspired gambit after another to extend the film to feature...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Sometimes indie pictures like this, with over-the-top acting and outrageous situations, are meant as a calling card for its creators - a...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
An awkward, long-winded mash-up of therapy session, horror movie and survival tale with pretensions of psychological depth.
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The A.V. Club

Digital projection has made it easier than ever to get no-budget movies onto theater screens. That might sound wonderfully egalitarian, but...
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Great writing, great cinematography

I had no idea what to expect going into this movie. While I don't think Josh Duhamel is a bad actor, I wasn't sure he could sustain a movie with depth. I was pleasantly surprised, not only with his...


By amibissette
All in all this movie wasn't horrible... but definitely not the best either. It is worth watching if u haven't seen it and there's nothing else. For being based on true events it was a bit... Stupid....

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Rated R | For Language, some violence and a scene of sexuality.