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Entombed by a nightmarish quality, Scenic Route finds two old friends stranded in Death Valley after their vehicle succumbs to the surroundings (and a misguided ploy by one of the duo). The strengths of this thriller, which embraces both psychological and more straightforward approaches to the genre, comes from many facets. Be it the potent performances from Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler, strong writing or a well realized vision of the setting and situation, Scenic Route offers no clear answers but what it does better than most is provide multiple possible outcomes that are equally compelling across the board. Even what I suppose could be considered the less probable conclusions still explore themes even more complex that those of the “reasonable” variety.

Scenic Route is penned by scribe Kyle Killen, who gave us the prematurely cancelled television series Awake and the hugely underrated The Beaver with Mel Gibson in 2011. Though wildly different films, »

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