The Hitcher tracks the terrifying trajectory of Grace Andrews and Jim Halsey, a collegiate couple who are tormented by the mysterious hitchhiker John Ryder, a.k.a. The Hitcher.
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Very bloody remake of Rutger Hauer cult favorite.
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Rotten: For my taste, it was better off left dead, roadkill on the cinematic highway.
- Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies, Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Fresh: There are several good jumps and scares, and it's surprisingly tense the whole way through, not just gory and cheesy.
- Christy Lemire, Associated Press, Friday, January 19, 2007
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 and this is hardly a challenging role for Sean Bean
- 76Majikat, Friday, February 10, 2012
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.
- murphmann93, Thursday, June 23, 2011
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 was a terrific suspense horror film. But this upgraded remake tries to be more of an action horror film. this remake of the 1986 classic has it's good moments and the rest is just so so.first the good, Sean Bean as the villain. he is very menacing and seems to really relish the role. Rutger Hauer played the role in the original. There are some moments of suspense and lots of action. More action than suspense really.the tone of the movie doesn't seem as dark as it should,at least to me.this movie focuses more on action than on psychology. the original was much more psychological suspense oriented. This version is still quite watchable for the most part, though there is one scene which really cheapens the movie and brings it down a notch. The Hitcher remake is a guilty pleasure, and I don't know why I seem to enjoy it. But I did. The film is not too bad. Compared to the Japanese remakes, this film is quite good. Like I previously said, this version of The Hitcher is more action oriented than the original, and the psychological elements are somewhat absent at times, but this may appeal to action horror buffs. One of the better remakes.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Thursday, March 24, 2011