The Hitcher
The Hitcher (2007)

Grace Andrews and Jim Halsey, a collegiate couple, are tormented by a mysterious hitchhiker John Ryder, a.k.a. The Hitcher. The young couple hits the road in a 1970 Oldsmobile 442, en route to spring break. But, their pleasure trip soon… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 19, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2007
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sean Bean tries giving motive and emotion to the hitcher, but director Dave Meyers is more interested in cheap shocks, and gratuitious gore and torture.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

[It's] cheerfully in touch with its own brainlessness.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Don't even think of stopping.

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Scott Weinberg

If you can't improve upon your original in some small way, then you're simply churning out assembly-line product for a gradually more disinterested fan-base.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Bloated, boring and over-explained.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

... about all the movie is effective at is insulting the audience.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Despite its Playboy Playmate heroine and corny-as-hell climax, The Hitcher is still more engrossing than most of the other horror redos unleashed on the youth market of late. I'm talkin' to you, Grudge 2.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

Eric Red's sturdy genre script from 1986 has been diluted in the worst way possible.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

[Grace, played by Sophia Bush] can't go six blocks without having to pee, and we're supposed to believe she knows how to fire a Colt 45 and a shotgun?

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Tim Grierson
Screen International

The recent assembly-line remaking of recognizable horror titles continues with The Hitcher, a dreary updating of the 1986 Rutger Hauer thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
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Lady D'arbanville
If you're going to remake a film then let it be better than the original or give it a slightly different plot. The original in this case was much better… More
MisterYoda ?
four stars...
Bethany Murphy
One of the best horror films I've ever seen. The scenes are truly horrifying and Sophia Bush is excellent as well as Sean Bean as the physco killer.
Nicki Marie
In all fairness, I don't remember thinking the original was all that great either, but this is pretty bad. Ending is probably the best bit of it, and even… More
Alex roy
The Hitcher remake is one of the "better" remakes. However like every other remakes, it tries to copy the original to the letter. The original Hitcher… More