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The Hitcher (2007)
Action,Horror,Thriller
USA / English
"Never pick up strangers. "
Sean Bean John Ryder
Sophia Bush Grace Andrews
Zachary Knighton Jim Halsey
Neal McDonough Lieutenant Esteridge
Kyle Davis Buford’s Store Clerk
Skip O'Brien Harlan Bremmer, Sr.
Travis Schuldt Harlan Bremmer, Jr.
Danny Bolero Officer Edwards
Jeffrey Hutchinson Young Father
Yara Martinez Beth
Lauren Cohn Marlene
Michael J. Fisher Transport Guard #2 (as Mike Fisher)
Joseph Michael Self Transport Guard #1
Kurt Grossi Officer Franklin
Kurt Bryant Paramedic
Director: Dave Meyers
Producer: Michael Bay,Andrew Form,Bradley Fuller,Alfred Haber,David Linde,Charles R. Meeker
Writer: Eric Red,Jake Wade Wall
A wild ride
So it's no masterpiece. I wasn't expecting one. As a good ol' blood-and-guts horror/thriller, it delivers. I will say is that it's not for the faint of heart, though. This is definitely a gruesome flick, even for today's standards. I was pretty close to the edge of my seat throughout 80 % of the film--so I'd say the film did its job. And watching Sophia Bush (from "John Tucker Must Die") run around in short skirts and tops made the film even more fun to watch. I do have a few mild criticisms. There are some clichéd scenes, like the main characters getting arrested and being taken to one of those precincts that only exist in movies. Only about three people are on staff, making it convenient for the killer to stroll inside, murder the officers in cold blood, and track his prey. Sean Bean plays the villain/title character. Sean's a significantly talented character actor, who most people probably recognize by face, rather than by name. This could've been a much more juicy role for him, but he's not given much to do. His performance consists of sneering and delivering sadistic one-liners in a monotone. I blame this more on his character being underwritten, rather than the actor himself. He has proved in movies like "Goldeneye" that he's capable of playing villains with much more depth. On the other hand, character actor Neal McDonough is given a pretty juicy role as the somewhat sympathetic sheriff. "The Hitcher" is not a film that will go down in history, but if you want to kill an hour and 30 minutes with a kick-a** popcorn flick, it's definitely worth watching.

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Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
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Movie
Imdb rating: 5.5
Musician: Steve Jablonsky
Running time: 90 min
Technical
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [Swedish]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3