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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 106 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 106
  2. Negative: 3 out of 106
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  1. Aug 11, 2011
    5
    Quite a few scenes in this movie were edge of your seat, nail biting moments. The movie unraveled, with hills and valleys, pretty well until the end. For some reason this movie got my adrenaline going and then I fell a little flat. I had to ask myself if 5 minutes of the film was strong enough to disappoint me after watching the previous hour and a half? I think, yes.
  2. RobertB.
    Oct 8, 2001
    5
    Meh...maybe I've just seen too many of these kinds of movies, but this didn't really thrill me. Not too bad, I guess, and there were one or two suspenseful moments. The ending was so thin it almost made me mad, though...
  3. AndyS.
    Oct 8, 2001
    4
    Reasonably well made but almost tension-free, it fails to generate the trippy, pulp kicks of Dahl's much better "The Last Seduction" or his best, "Red Rock West." It's especially disappointing in the character department, where Dahl is capable of serving up a menagerie of sharply drawn eccentrics. Here he gives us a collection of near ciphers with which the hard-working cast can Reasonably well made but almost tension-free, it fails to generate the trippy, pulp kicks of Dahl's much better "The Last Seduction" or his best, "Red Rock West." It's especially disappointing in the character department, where Dahl is capable of serving up a menagerie of sharply drawn eccentrics. Here he gives us a collection of near ciphers with which the hard-working cast can do little. Expand
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Manages to be both astoundingly derivative and reasonably entertaining at the same time.
  2. The potential for action never lets up; you never know what's coming around the next corner.
  3. 75
    Joy Ride is also surprisingly funny, thanks mostly to Zahn.