90

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
The dead are unquiet and the living are terrified in The Road, a powerfully atmospheric blend of ghostly encounters, horrific situations and missing-persons mysteries from the Philippine director Yam Laranas.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Director/co-writer/cinematographer, Yam Laranas, still delivers a maximum of suspense and horror, working wonders with a small budget.
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75

The A.V. Club

By Sam Adams
Moving fluidly between gory sight gags and implied, insinuating terror, The Road is a movie made to be seen after midnight, preferably in a mildly dilapidated theater with a full house.
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70

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Laranas does cultivate a mood of distinctive menace and mystery, not to mention a convoluted and ambitious chronology.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Yam Laranas doesn't leave it at that. In his low-budget, creepy thriller, he spells out why and how this particular path is so deadly, as well as what led to the crimes and supernatural horror that seem to frequent the place.
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70

Village Voice

Call it a haircut of "Psycho" with ectoplasmic additives, The Road still has a whispering menace and visual grandeur all its own.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
The film's three-pronged narrative does a fair job of laying a spooky groundwork for the revelatory emotional sadism that lies behind most acts of evil; it just takes a bit of clunky exposition to get there.
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60

Variety

By Rob Nelson
This low-budget shocker eventually pays off, displaying just enough narrative ingenuity to compensate for a cinematically crude and logistically sketchy deployment of the requisite blood-and-guts mayhem.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
For a spell, the film gets by on its unpretentious flair for atmosphere, even its disconcerting nonsensicality.
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71 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.