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Kevin Goetz & Michael Goetz
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MITCHELL (Josh Duhamel) and CARTER (Dan Fogler), life-long friends who have drifted apart, are on a road trip when their old pickup breaks down, leaving them stranded on an isolated desert road. Nobody can pick apart a man like his best friend, and as the relentless elements of the desert grind them down, they start to attack each other’s life decisions with unwavering brutality. As they question who they are and who they could have been, their agitation leads to physical confrontation and ultimately knife-wielding madness, and what begins as an inconvenience becomes a very real life or death struggle.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 21
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 5.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It begins with energy, dulls in the middle stretches but redeems itself with a final destination that makes the trip feel worth it.
Rotten: Mitchell and Carter never extend beyond the archetypes of Unhappy Family Man and Bitter Failed Artist. Nor do Duhamel and Fogler's inconsistent performances breathe life into their flat characters.
Fresh: The movie becomes a survival tale and is more successful in its grueling, slightly crazed second half.
Fresh: The howl of the desert wind and the unflagging hammer of the sun are the backdrop for every bad decision, lending them a plausibility they wouldn't have in comfort.
This movie was outstanding. I thought the ending was thought provoking and meant to achieve personal introspection.
not bad a rent
this movie is worth renting. However it seems as though there was too much unnecessary dialogue in the beginning.
The first movie I have been able to stay awake for the duration. May I say, I hate when movies end this way?