|Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation | Release Date: October 5, 2001||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
The potential for action never lets up; you never know what's coming around the next corner.
A horror film that doesn't wear out a moment of its welcome.
The director, John Dahl, has no intention to baffle or obscure; his objective is to scare the living daylights out of you, or, more pertinently, the dying headlights.
There's good pulp and bad pulp, and for most of its duration, Joy Ride is quality stuff.
It's a snazzy, smartly made, and even hip little scarefest. As a jump-start to Halloween, it's all you could hope for.
There's plenty of scary pleasure to be had from this clever, compact thriller.
Pure, irrational, claustrophobic, gritty, unpretentious.
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