Scenic Route

User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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  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 life story. Great job all around, writers, actors, and all who got this to the finished product.
  2. Sep 29, 2013
    6
    It was a slow-paced movie but it was enjoyable if you know what's really going on, but over all the movie was still fun. Great acting and Good but slow story
  3. Dec 19, 2013
    6
    The main actors do a very respectable job of portraying the tension between them. And I love the minimalism of the film, which is mostly set on a stretch of desert road over the course of a few days. The payoff was not what I expected, and not as good as it could have been. Overall, this was an interesting look at what people are really like when you remove all the niceties.
  4. 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 the surroundings and situations, the film really pushes the bar of human thought and really examines how much one can take.
  5. 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 great film, it succeeds in all three of them pretty well.
  6. Nov 13, 2014
    5
    "Scenic Route" 10 Scale Rating: 5.5 (Decent) ...

    The Good: Great performances from Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler, which had to happen for this to work at all since the film is about two guys stranded in the desert. The idea isn't a bad one and, after a slow start, the film gets very interesting about halfway through. The Bad: Sadly, the ending ruins it. It made no sense and tried way
    "Scenic Route" 10 Scale Rating: 5.5 (Decent) ...

    The Good: Great performances from Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler, which had to happen for this to work at all since the film is about two guys stranded in the desert. The idea isn't a bad one and, after a slow start, the film gets very interesting about halfway through.

    The Bad: Sadly, the ending ruins it. It made no sense and tried way too hard to shock the audience with an odd "twist" ending. It was ham-fisted and ruined what would have otherwise been a good movie.
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Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. 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.
  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: Scott Bowles
    Aug 22, 2013
    75
    It's no "Taxi Driver" or even "Open Water," but Route has enough attractions to warrant the trip.