The Hitcher (2007)

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Very bloody remake of Rutger Hauer cult favorite.

R 2007 90 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 11 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Thought it was well done!

I never knew about this movie until recently. I like Sophia Bush and I think she did a fantastic job in this. The Hitcher is basically about a couple who run into a mysterious man on the street while driving, not offering to give him a lift - they meet up with him at the corner store ahead where he innocently asks for a ride. Without seeming rude, the two offer him a lift and soon after realize that he is a killer. Lots of action, gore and some jumps. I found it fairly entertaining with a decent storyline, not really scary though, more like an action thriller. Strong violence & language. Would recommend 17 and up.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 16+


This movie involves two kids Jim and Grace who go for a spring break in New Mexico, but get stalked by an infamous hitcher John Ryder who stalks them and later tries to kill them. There's some sex and language. The violence is quiet bloody but the "truck" scene is somewhat gory and disturbing. Suitable for kids aged 16+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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