Nisid Hajari
August 23, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

This road thriller follows a familiar route: Two wronged women (Mia Sara, Michelle Forbes) hop into a red Cadillac convertible, pick up a mysterious, handsome hitchhiker (Gil Bellows) in the Utah desert, find themselves mixed up in a manhunt for an armed robber and $1 million in stolen cash, and are pursued by an overzealous cop (J.T. Walsh). A final, out-of-nowhere curveball steers this eerie, atmospheric film into absurdity, but as a rental, Black Day Blue Night is a surprisingly pleasant ride. B-

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