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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If you're looking to have your nerves fried and your pulse pounded, this is your ticket to ride. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Turns out to be the most unnerving film of the year. Easy. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Even at its best, Ride never survives its shaky opening hook. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    There's plenty of scary pleasure to be had from this clever, compact thriller. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A really satisfying suspenser, but also really, really fun. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Joy Ride is plenty spooky but there's also plenty of comic relief -- mostly from the perennially goofy Zahn. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There is a kind of horror movie that plays so convincingly we don't realize it's an exercise in pure style. ''Halloween'' is an example, and John Dahl's Joy Ride is another. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    The potential for action never lets up; you never know what's coming around the next corner. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    A horror film that doesn't wear out a moment of its welcome. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    There's good pulp and bad pulp, and for most of its duration, Joy Ride is quality stuff. show more

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