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  • Summary: A contemporary thriller that finds darkness laced with humor in the heartland of America. (20th Century Fox)
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Turns out to be the most unnerving film of the year. Easy.
  2. Terrific escapist fare, stylish, outrageous and compelling.
  3. The potential for action never lets up; you never know what's coming around the next corner.
  4. 75
    Some of the plot twists don't really stand up to close scrutiny, but the sometimes over-the-top Joy Ride plows through them with such joyful glee, you don't really care.
  5. 75
    There's good pulp and bad pulp, and for most of its duration, Joy Ride is quality stuff.
  6. Much more effectively terrifying than the usual overplotted, underwritten Hollywood thriller.
  7. 42
    The picture is pinched and predictable. Even with the immensely talented Steve Zahn, an actor who's known to steal scenes and, sometimes, save pictures, the movie is a yawn.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Jun 25, 2014
    10
    A relentless thriller in the style of halloween. The movie has twist after twist and the performances are stellar. Joyride is Paul Walker's best film next to Running Scared. The movie will grab your attention and rattle your senses until the unpredictable conclusion. Joyride is one of the smartest thrillers you will ever see. It is a fantastic ride you'll never forget. Expand
  2. 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. Collapse

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