50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The Hitcher is the Jessica Simpson of psycho killer flicks - cheerfully in touch with its own brainlessness.
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50

Premiere

The Hitcher's main problem is that many of the title character's dirty deeds are done off-camera. Instead of seeing Ryder trap his victims before he kills them, the audience is treated to plenty of butchered corpses that seem to magically appear after Ryder leaves a room.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The young couple is far less compelling, which is one reason why the remake is only intermittently effective. Bland and dim-witted, it's hard to see why they'd attract Ryder's wrath.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A remake of the 1986 suspense ''classic,'' is as processed and hoot-worthy as the original.
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38

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Bean carves out his own modest variations on the theme of John Ryder-on-the-storm, but Bush and Knighton are so blandly forgettable that it's hard to believe that they're the protagonists and not Victims 1 and 2.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is a mechanical gore-fest that offers preposterous stunts in place of escalating tension and waxwork mannequins in place of marginally interesting characters.
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30

Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
Reviewing it is a wholly meaningless exercise, but I do it against my better judgment that anyone even seeks a second opinion before plopping down their hard-earned money for garbage like this.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If you boil off dialogue, performance, narrative logic and grind a movie down to the nub of genre, will there be any suspense left? The answer is yes, but only in a Pavlovian sense. You react to this dull shockathon like a wired lab rat who's seen it all before. And guess what? You have.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Any good will built up during the decent first half hour is quickly vaporized.
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
While the 1986 edition was no classic, it's light years better than this update, which naturally opened without being screened for those ultimate villains, the critics.
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28 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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