Riding the Bullet
Riding the Bullet (2004)

A young man who has flirted with death is forced to come to terms with mortality in this tale of terror based on a story by Stephen King. Alan Parker (Jonathan Jackson) is a college student studying art at the University of Maine in 1969.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 15, 2004
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2005
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Stephen King adaptation veteran director Mick Garris has lofty storytelling goals which ultimately flail and undercut the story's terror.

Justin Chang

A ponderous, incoherent horror mishmash that turns King's short story into utter nonsense.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

A better name for the film would be Taking the Bullet, because that's what sitting through this dopey, pretentious mess feels like.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A very sub-par series of clunky ideas about mortality, none of which amount to a decent horror film.

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

The movie is so glum and flat-footed there's no reason to care.

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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

It's a navel-gazing meditation on death smothered under excess and ham-handed direction, better suited for late-night cable.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...wholly ineffective...

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

Both the anticipation factor and writer-director Mick Garris' slick adaptation fail to live up to the old hype.

Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

The ending of which, both on the page and, now, on the screen, lands with an overly elegiac thud. Still, the journey is often fine.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

As obras de Stephen King já renderam alguns ótimos filmes, mas também muitos péssimos. Infelizmente, Riding the Bullet se encaixa nesta última categoria.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
Riding the Bullet was Stephen Kings "depressed phase" work I assume. lol
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
Just watched it for the second time and remembered exactly how much I loved this movie. It's a kind of different take on death with a dark edge to it.… More
Cassandra Maples
I liked this Stephen King adaptation of his short story taken from 'Everything's Eventual', the author's most recent collection. Mick Garris… More
Steve B.
Somebody stop Mick Garris before he directs again! It doesn't help that this was a lame-ass story to begin with, but Garris' direction only serves to… More
Luke Baldock
Adapting Stephen King's internet released novel shows that anything King will be adapted. Riding the Bullet is a bit like The Dead Zone, in that it has a… More
Mouhannad Sawas
I am so glad I did not pay to see this, however I'm still annoyed off that I wasted 2hrs of my night. There should be a law against making such crap If… More

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