The Hitcher (2007) Like a slasher-film psycho, John Ryder (Sean Bean), the homicidal road-rage terrorist who haunts a couple of college kids (Zachary Knighton and Sophia Bush) heading… 2007-01-19 R PT90M Horror Sean Bean Sophia Bush Rogue Pictures
Movie Review

The Hitcher (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
The Hitcher (Movie - 1986), Sophia Bush | THUMBS DOWN Bush's spring break jackknifes when she and her boyfriend pick up The Hitcher , a retread of the 1986 video- store staple
Image credit: The Hitcher: Van Redin
THUMBS DOWN Bush's spring break jackknifes when she and her boyfriend pick up The Hitcher, a retread of the 1986 video- store staple
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Jan 19, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: Sean Bean and Sophia Bush; Distributor: Rogue Pictures

Like a slasher-film psycho, John Ryder (Sean Bean), the homicidal road-rage terrorist who haunts a couple of college kids (Zachary Knighton and Sophia Bush) heading off for spring break, can show up anytime, anywhere: in a family's station wagon, in a police interrogation room (how the heck did he get in there?), in your dreams. That's the reason The Hitcher, a remake of the 1986 suspense ''classic,'' is as processed and hoot-worthy as the original. Sean Bean, in the role Rutger Hauer sneered through, has a toxic charm, but about all the movie is effective at is insulting the audience.

Originally posted Jan 24, 2007 Published in issue #918-919 Feb 02, 2007 Order article reprints