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....

The Hitcher

By andydog
I couldn't stay in my seat! If you like to be scared then you must watch the hitcher. The action was great and the thrill of not knowing what is going to happen next really keeps you into the movie....

sean bean is HOTT!

By missangel
chase scene is the best!...

The Hitcher

By tommyt1949
Very Scary,but a little far fetced,but for the most part a jump out of your seat movie....


By vbell1977
Very scary movie....

Let's Hitch!

By LukeDoom
I need a good horror fix, its been weeks since I saw Pan's Labyrinth and there's no other good horror films out. This looks like a great bet for some gore-alicious fun. Can't wait to see what Sean...

Could it be sillier?

By Keys2ThaMovies
There really wasn't much of a complicated plot. Just some guy chasing down a couple on their way to Havasu. The movie was repetitive...the Hitcher tries to kill them, the couple gets away, the...

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Rated R | For strong bloody violence, terror and language
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