Mallory Rutledge is driving her fiancé's truck to Denver to meet him and get married. While driving in the lonely road, she talks to her sister Ella and decides to take a detour to visit the Grand Canyon. Out of the blue, the truck stops and Mallory can get no service in her cell phone. However the gentle drifter Christian Laughton offers to fix the car and Mallory accepts. Then she offers a ride to him and when she is driving, he says pornography to her. She asks him to leave but he shows a knife and tells her to go to a derelict motel. Mallory sees that the psychopath Christian is not wearing the seat bell and decides to throw the truck off the road in a curve. But the leg of Mallory is trapped in the overturned car and Christian leaves her without any help, in the beginning of Mallory's worst nightmare. Will she escape from the vehicle and from the psychopath? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is the sort of movie that has everything you want with a little bit extra.
PROS: The best part of this film was the build up in tension. This movie is the epitome of a white knuckle film. Even before you're through the credits you feel unsettled. Another thing that I liked was the script. It was so raw and vile, it was able to put you in a very uncomfortable place very quickly. This was helped greatly by the actors in the movie. The two main actors did a phenomenal job at capturing the characters true selves. I really felt that these people were real. To add on, the scenario in which the movie took place seems very probable as well. This helped build on the fear of the movie. The more realistic something seems the more scary it will feel. The final thing that made this movie great was the amount of plot holes in the story line, or the lack there of. The main "bad guy" did a lot of things that felt very unnatural, but if you look further into the character development you could see that he was a very impulsive man. To finalize, everything was able to be conducted smoothly due to a well thought out plot.
CONS: The only thing that was irksome was the ending. It felt very "been there done that" while at the same time it felt very why??? If that makes sense. To not give too much away, the last few minutes of the film didn't feel as genuine as the rest of the film.
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