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: October 23, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 17, 2009
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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

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.

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

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

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