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....

Worth seeing

By amr0519
The Hitcher was definetly worth seeing in the movie theatre. It is a very jumpy thrilling movie. The girl is way cute. Enjoy the show!...


By pageblank
It lives up to its genre; that is, it's pretty much your stereotypical slasher flick. Extremely well-choreographed, and a lot of scenes that made me jump, but not much in the way of a good plot. Sean...

Bumps In The Night

By treir88
This movie will make you want to speed up everytime you go near a hitchhiker. I thought this movie was great. There is no real plot to it, but I think that is intentional. It is only meant to make...

A little Cheesy

By moviegoer2775
Not too bad but not to good either. See it but rent it if you don't want to waste 10.00$...


By movie_watcher2007
It was a good movie but I would have rather waited to see it on DVD....

The Hitcher - 2007

By kattwmn
I really enjoyed this version of The Hitcher. I think Sean Bean was perfectly cast to play the psycho killer. The movie had some great moments of suspense, along with those "ohhh" moments like when...

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Rated R | For strong bloody violence, terror and language
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