Movie Review: The Hitcher

June 1, 2007

hitcherreview.jpgI remember seeing the trailer for The Hitcher about a year ago and thinking, “wow, this could actually be a pretty good movie”. I really enjoy Sean Bean’s work, and he is perfectly cast as the bad guy in this movie. One Tree Hill alum Sophie Bush plays the unfortunate “hot girl” caught in the middle of a mad man’s serial rampage.

It isn’t anything new, and it’s similar to the many other teen suspense films, especially to the Paul Walker film, Joy Ride. Still it manages to bring something fresh to the genre. I hadn’t heard all that many positive things about the movie, but I went into it with an open mind. The filming impressed me, as teen “horrors” often have horrible direction and look really campy. This one came off as well put together, and I was quite impressed with director, Dave Meyers. He had previously worked on mostly just musical DVD compilations for artists such as Jennifer Lopez, OutKast, Dave Matthews, Creed and Britney Spears.

The film does a good job at being quite suspenseful. You are continually tense waiting for what is coming next.

Like all movies of it’s genre, it does have it’s cheesy moments, but all-in-all it’s a fun, enjoyable film. It was exactly what I was in the mood for, and maybe that’s increased it’s rating for me.

If you’re in the mood for a suspenseful “teenagers hunted down by crazy serial killer” film, then this is a great choice.

My Rating: 7/10


One comment

  1. I completely agree with you on this one. I enjoyed the fact that Sean Bean’s character seemed like this unstoppable person who could find anybody anywhere.

    The best part of course was when the girl put a bullet into the dude’s head.

    On a final note, good Lordie isn’t Sophia Bush a hottie?

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