The Hitcher Synopsis
A serial killer (Sean Bean) pins his crimes on a college student who gave him a ride.
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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

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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San Francisco Chronicle

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

By NatHagan062308
Not like joyride, or any of those other movies where theres an esteemed serial killer chasing after you on the highway. A reviewer said this movie wasnt suspensful.. THEY LIED. this movie had me...

if u haven't seen this movie, please read this!

By CradleOfFilth52493
ok so many people keep sayin tht this movie was a horrible remake but im tellin u tht anyone who thinx tht way is a dumbass nd they dont no wat good horror films r so ill cut to the chase I LUV THIS...

eh...

By Brit07
I liked this movie...but I didn't like it. Sean Bean is awesome, i love his character, and is probably the only thing in the movie that wont let me give it a NO! rating. Sophia Bush and Zachary...

Hitcher was great

By juliestarr94
Hitcher was a seriously jump out of your seat shocker of a movie. I don't like scary movies usually but this had a storyline and was really good....

pretty good

By xren_13
This movie wasn't scary but it was still cool and really intresting yeah it's pretty gory and all but it's awsome u got 2 go c it...

Pretty Good.

By Lamont
Never saw the original but this version was pretty good. Had a lot of parts that made people jump which is always fun at scary movies, but overall it was good. Definately worth the money....

must see

By kllymmo
you want to scream at the people on screen all the time. great suspense....

Haven't Been a Big Fan of Horror Remakes?

By melsy
This os one of the better remakes I have seen in a long time. Definately bloody and keeps you on the edge of your seat....

Suspenseful, scary remake

By Rovergirl
This movie kept you guessing and you were never bored with any of the usual cliche' horror movie scare tactics. Being a horror movie buff, it's hard to be scared anymore. With this one, I WAS...

BEST OF THE BEST

By horror_movie_lover
IT IS A GREAT MOVIE YOU WERE ALWAYS WONDERING WHAT WILL THEY DO NOW I MEAN IT HAD ME JUMPING ON THE SEAT. PERSONALLY A MOVIE THAT MAKES ME JUMP MORE THAN THREE TIMES IS A MOVIE WORTH WATCHING....

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Rated R | For strong bloody violence, terror and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Very bloody remake of Rutger Hauer cult favorite.
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