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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
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  1. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Aug 21, 2013
    30
    While the narrative spins in place, Kyle Killen's script throws out one uninspired gambit after another to extend the film to feature length, eventually climaxing with dual endings, both contrived.
  2. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    Aug 22, 2013
    25
    Sometimes indie pictures like this, with over-the-top acting and outrageous situations, are meant as a calling card for its creators - a chance to show their wares to others in the industry. So calling all producers, there is one tour-de-force performance in Scenic Route: the makeup team of Brian Kinney, Sara Robey and Maia Wagle. Admire their work, and bring earplugs.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Aug 22, 2013
    20
    An awkward, long-winded mash-up of therapy session, horror movie and survival tale with pretensions of psychological depth.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott MacDonald
    Aug 21, 2013
    16
    Digital projection has made it easier than ever to get no-budget movies onto theater screens. That might sound wonderfully egalitarian, but it mostly just leads to more shoulda-gone-straight-to-DVD clunkers like Scenic Route.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 1, 2013
    10
    I thought it was a really good ride, maybe some will think it slow but if your dialed In to what these guys are saying you'll see a real lifeI thought it was a really good ride, maybe some will think it slow but if your dialed In to what these guys are saying you'll see a real life story. Great job all around, writers, actors, and all who got this to the finished product. Full Review »
  2. Jul 3, 2015
    8
    With all the independent films today, Scenic Route packs a refreshing dose of originality and superb acting. Making good use of theWith all the independent films today, Scenic Route packs a refreshing dose of originality and superb acting. Making good use of the surroundings and situations, the film really pushes the bar of human thought and really examines how much one can take. Full Review »
  3. Dec 23, 2014
    8
    Scenic route takes a few different routes itself. The film has comedy elements, drama and a survival plot to it and, while it is not a greatScenic route takes a few different routes itself. The film has comedy elements, drama and a survival plot to it and, while it is not a great film, it succeeds in all three of them pretty well. Full Review »