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  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Director/co-writer/cinematographer, Yam Laranas, still delivers a maximum of suspense and horror, working wonders with a small budget. show more

  • 50
    Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine

    For a spell, the film gets by on its unpretentious flair for atmosphere, even its disconcerting nonsensicality. show more

  • 70
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    Yam Laranas doesn't leave it at that. In his low-budget, creepy thriller, he spells out why and how this particular path is so deadly, as well as what led to the crimes and supernatural horror that seem to frequent the place. show more

  • 90
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    The dead are unquiet and the living are terrified in The Road, a powerfully atmospheric blend of ghostly encounters, horrific situations and missing-persons mysteries from the Philippine director Yam Laranas. show more

  • 70
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    Laranas does cultivate a mood of distinctive menace and mystery, not to mention a convoluted and ambitious chronology. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Call it a haircut of "Psycho" with ectoplasmic additives, The Road still has a whispering menace and visual grandeur all its own. show more

  • 70
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    The film's three-pronged narrative does a fair job of laying a spooky groundwork for the revelatory emotional sadism that lies behind most acts of evil; it just takes a bit of clunky exposition to get there. show more

  • 60
    Rob Nelson Variety

    This low-budget shocker eventually pays off, displaying just enough narrative ingenuity to compensate for a cinematically crude and logistically sketchy deployment of the requisite blood-and-guts mayhem. show more

  • 75
    Sam Adams The A.V. Club

    Moving fluidly between gory sight gags and implied, insinuating terror, The Road is a movie made to be seen after midnight, preferably in a mildly dilapidated theater with a full house. show more

  • March 26, 2013 thevisitor967
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    If you look at On The Road as a snapshot of the Beat Generation during the 1940s and 1950s then you\'ll probably appreciate it for what it is. I actually liked it. I thought it captured what was going on during the same decade that produced McCarthyism, J.D. Salinger and Elvis Presley.

  • January 19, 2013 jblaneseattle
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    I haven't felt this soiled since "The Rum Diaries!" This tawdry, drug-laden, chain-smoking mumble-fest is confusing, the geography makes my head spin, the shoplifting and car stealing are NOT funny, the orgies, the threesomes, and the reckless driving all with no visible means of support.

  • December 22, 2012 ye00000000102415
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    ......See This Movie at FLY27 COM

  • December 01, 2012 xr00000000133001
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    This movie sucks! Its as uninspired and unoriginal as its tittle,On the Road (seriously? no one strained any muscles coming up with that tittle) spends 3 hours trying to portray its characters as young dynamic pseudo-intellectuals, but all I saw were annoying vagabonds who were contently smoking, drinking, and jerking each other off. Kristen Stewart plays a total slut....which is neat, but the novelty wore off when i realized that none of these characters probably take time from making **** poems and contemplating suicide to bathe themselves. My biggest problem with this movie is its characters! They are not charming or funny, and because of the movies sporadic scene transition none of there adventures on the road really seem that powerful, instead they feel more like a fever dream. The music in this movie sucks,and watching the dean character dance to it (more like some kind of seizure) sucks! The movie is supposed to follow a young intellectual writer from New York looking for inspiration in all the wrong places, but the movie focuses all its attention on the Dean character who is a fun loving and wild bisexual cowboy form Denver.....Oh but he is also crazy smart, and philosophical and stuff. This movie should have just been called what it is Dick Riding Dean, (better than On the Road), because all i saw anyone do in this movie is dick ride dean, most times literally. First Savages was a disappointing mess, and now this movie which i was looking forward to is a total ******* waste of time! I wish they would stop adapting semi-popular novels into **** films I\'m starting to suspect that this movie was made for the express purpose of getting Kristen Stewart to do a nude scene. I would not recommend this movie to anyone! Its long winded , the characters are annoying, and the movie tries too hard to be a powerful drama. **** DIS ****** MOVIE !!!

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