The Canyon
The Canyon (2009)

A newly married couple finds their dream honeymoon turned into a survivalist nightmare in the indie thriller The Canyon. After eloping to Las Vegas, newlyweds Nick (Eion Bailey) and Lori (Chuck's Yvonne Strahovski) decide to take a mule… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 17, 2009
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
27%
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User Score
32%



Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

If well-meaning people didn't make stupid choices -- and if cellphones worked everywhere -- way fewer vacation-from-hell thrillers would probably be made.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Hint to newlyweds: Don't honeymoon in a primeval wilderness populated by diamondback rattlesnakes, aggressive wolves and alcoholic wilderness guides.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

Watch this... or a giant hole in the ground. Same difference.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

The Canyon is undermined by the expectation of a big payoff that never comes.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The Canyon is so singularly inept it gives you a whole new appreciation for the ept.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Take Open Water, subtract the Caribbean, substitute the Grand Canyon, and you have The Canyon.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The best thing about this would-be nature thriller is Will Patton's zesty performance as a cackling, crazed muleskinner, a wily old hand who exits far too soon. There's nothing much to replace him, so we're in for a long 102 minutes.

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Rob Nelson
Variety

The Canyon could be named for the gaping expanse between its preposterously silly dialogue and sturdy, at times urgent direction.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A taut, unpredictable and intense thriller. You'll never look at the Grand Canyon the same way again.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
I have no idea where the 10million dollar budget went, but this cautionary tale of yuppies getting lost in the grand canyon is well done, but nothing… More
Cynthia S.
I have never heard of this movie, but wow was it good! It has a really shocking ending, too, which really makes or breaks a movie for me. I definitely recommend… More