The Hitcher (2007) Movie Review

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2007 | R | Horror, Thriller, Action, Crime
84 minutes /

User Score: 63/100

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The Hitcher Review


A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.

The Hitcher (2007) film is an American crime slasher movie that contains thrills and action. Director Dave Meyers (Britney Spears: Greatest Hits - My Prerogative (2004), Foolish (1999), The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection (2005)) did an incredible job bringing us this action flick. Hitcher is a movie that you either dislike or like and I like it to the point that I will introduce guests to it. The film contains sexual content/scenes, bad language, sexual language, violence, blood, suspense, thrills, actions, frightening moments and bad language.

The Hitcher revolves around Jim Halsey (Zachary Knighton - Happy Endings (2011), The Prince and Me (2004), Flashforward (2009)) and Grace Andrews heading to their spring break destination. They drove across New Mexico and almost hit a stranded person (hitchhiker) standing in the middle of the road next to his broken down vehicle in the night. The car spins out of control, and Grace encourages Jim to keep driving because someone else will help the stranded person. Jim later met the same hitchhiker at the gas station and said yes to giving him a ride. Jim soon wishes he did not say yes because the hitchhiker is insanely crazy. He tells Jim that the only way they can survive is to say "I want to die" - Jim came to his senses and slammed the brakes. The hiker hit his head, and the couple pushed him out to the curb and drove off, but their problems do not stop there. Grace (Sophia Bush - One Tree Hill (2003), John Tucker Must Die (2006), Chicago P.D. (2014)) and Jim later saw the hitchhiker in the back of a family’s car. After a few events, they stumble upon the family who are already dead or dying and the hitchhiker is nowhere in sight.

Jim and Grace are soon arrested for the murders, but the hitchhiker did the unthinkable - watch the movie. The movie was nicely done, but I cannot give any more spoilers away. Watch the film, and you would not be disappointed. The actors gave convincing performances and helped the movie a great deal. The action scenes could have been better, but I still like them. The film did contain suspense and thrills that I gave it a plus for doing so.

About The Hitcher 2007

Title: The Hitcher
Year: 2007
Runtime: 84 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action, Crime
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.1/5 stars from 16 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 16
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Sean Bean, Kyle Davis, Kurt Bryant, Neal McDonough, Jesse De Luna, Isaac Rodriguez, Michael J. Fisher, Damon Carney, Danny Bolero, Yara Martinez, Travis Schuldt, Joe Self, Brad Robinson, Kurt Grossi, Dick Hancock, Kurt E. Soderling, Lance Strumpf, Dave Colon, Jeffrey Hutchinson, Stephanie Huettner, George McLain, Patricia Miller, Lauren Cohn, D'Nette Pennington, Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton, Skip O'Brien
Writers: Eric Red, Jake Wade Wall, Eric Bernt
Director: Dave Meyers