Scenic Route
Scenic Route (2013)

Mitchell (Josh Duhamel) and Carter (Dan Fogler), life-long friends who have drifted apart, are on a road trip when their old pickup breaks down, leaving them stranded on an isolated desert road. Nobody can pick apart a man like his best… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 23, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 24, 2013
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

It's actually a well-made, well-acted low-budget thriller that is more resonant than expected.

Scott Bowles
USA Today

It begins with energy, dulls in the middle stretches but redeems itself with a final destination that makes the trip feel worth it.

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Todd Jorgenson

Just because moviegoers begin to know these characters intimately doesn't mean they like them, or care whether they perish in the harsh conditions.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

At the very least shows you how to make a smart, cheap little movie with only two actors, one main exterior set and no special effects.

Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News

Fogler impresses with some brooding edge, but neither he nor the location photography is enough to recommend you join him on this doomed trip.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Refreshingly intelligent and palpably suspenseful. Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler give the best performance of their career.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Kyle Killen's script is generally uninspired and fairly predictable ...

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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times

Mitchell and Carter never extend beyond the archetypes of Unhappy Family Man and Bitter Failed Artist. Nor do Duhamel and Fogler's inconsistent performances breathe life into their flat characters.

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Luke Y. Thompson
The Robot's Voice

Perhaps even more effectively than The World's End - but in a less escapist fashion - this is a parable of responsibilities and foibles filtered through genre (horror, in this case).

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Cameron Johnson
You know that there's a woman somewhere out there who is thinking, "You see, this is what happens when you don't take any girls on a road trip to… More
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three stars
Jesse Ortega
This is quite the surprising movie right here. Not that I was expecting it to be bad. I never go in expecting a movie to be bad. But this movie was… More
Manu Gino
There is no turning back. Great Film! The acting, dialogue, and desert scenery combine to make this an awesome movie. The deeper meanings and plot twists will… More
Jarrin Rozenblad
This is a unique psychological thriller. That makes you personally think about your relationships with friends and lined ones. I think it get a little slow in… More