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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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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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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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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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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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...


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....

Not What I Expected (in a good way!)

By contrerry
The Hitcher was AWESOME! It was not at all what I expected. I thought I would be watching another version of Rest Stop, but it was so much better than that! It kept me guessing, jumping, and...


By Devendorf
Wow, I had just no idea hoe intense and bloody this film was. Tons of fun. Saw it last night at a sneak preview. You know the story, two college kids pick up a hitchhiker and all hell breaks...


By 4sanders
Awesome movie !...


By andipie
i loved this movie, i think i'm actually going to see it again tonite. it was gory, a little bit of a scare, and the actions scenes were great! good soundtrck too...

WOW! Better then I thought

By Cherry Pie
This movie was way better than I thought it would be. I believe it was worth the money, but it was just a little unrealistic! In certain parts of the movie! Be ready to jump out of your seats....

Everything I've seen...

By DannyTannersLostChild
points to this being solid. The trailer was creepy, those clips all over the net look evil and Sean Bean kicks tush. I was going just for him but from what I've seen, it looks like it should be...

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Rated R | For strong bloody violence, terror and language
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