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Ride (2018)

Unrated | | Action, Thriller | 17 January 2019 (Kuwait)
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A cautionary tale aimed at a technology-obsessed society.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bella Thorne ... Jessica
Jessie T. Usher ... James
Will Brill ... Bruno
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Byron L. Hopkins ... Club Bouncer
Hailee Keanna Lautenbach ... Lucy
Sara Lindsey ... Promoter
Kari Wahlgren ... GPS Voice
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RIDE is a cautionary tale aimed at a technology-obsessed society. When James, a ride share driver, picks up the charismatic but manipulative Bruno, the rider talks him into picking up his previous rider Jessica, and a normal night out in LA becomes a psychological war for survival.

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Some Rides Should Never Be Shared

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Action | Thriller

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2019 (Kuwait) See more »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Not worth sharing this ride
16 November 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

'Ride' did have a cool cover and an interesting idea going for it. The low rating and negative reviews did make it apprehensive admittedly, but as someone who always gives every film that interests me or comes my way a fair chance with an open mind it was seen anyway.

While not a complete waste of time, 'Ride' is not my definition of a good film. To me, there was a lot wrong with it and it is a very weak film in general. 'Ride' does not deliver on any promise it had, which may not have been massive but the film was hardly devoid of it, and was the complete opposite of what it could have been. This is being said with no malice, bias or prejudice (actually with regret), part of me wanted to not be as bad as has been said and have been known quite a few times, especially in my early years as a reviewer here, to go against the grain in not caring for a positively reviewed film or liking a panned one.

There are good things. The music is not obvious or intrusive and didn't feel at odds with the rest of the film. Visually, 'Ride' is reasonably slick and doesn't look too cheap.

While the acting is hardly great, the actors do do their best and their performances came over as committed and not overdone.

Unfortunately, the script and especially the story brings 'Ride' down. The script is very awkward sounding and doesn't flow, some of it is very difficult to take seriously. The story is excessively dull and has no surprises, tension or suspense. Instead it is ridiculous and implausible, with so many intelligence-insulting moments and parts that don't make sense or make one throw a hissy fit in confusion.

On top of that, the ending is extremely abrupt, it ends just like that with no resolution and gives the sense that the film was left incomplete. The characters irritate and there are frequent instances of them behaving without any logic or intelligence, could not believe that the film had characters behaving so stupidly, vaguely and illogically.

Summing up, weak. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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