A man sets out to avenge the death of his wife by tracking down her murderer - a serial killer who hunts and kills women using his '72 El Dorado.DVD Features: — Other:DTS Sound Widescreen (2.35.1) and Fullscreen versions av... more »ailable on one disc
Porfie Medina | Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA | 09/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say Highwaymen was a good movie. It is not a really good movie, but it is a good entertaining one. From some of the reviews I was expecting this to be horrible, but it was not as bad as many would like you to believe. This movie is about a psycho driver who kills a mans wife in a hit and run. The killer ends up killing other women. The cops can not track this guy because they are too lazy to track him from state to state and have no solid proof. Ray (James Caviezel) then decides to take matters in his own hands and track this guy down himself. This movie has some action scenes that will have you on the edge of your seat, unfortunatly their are only a few scenes like that. What did make this movie good was the great performance by Jim Caviezel(who played Jesus Christ in Passion of The Christ) who always seems to give such a good performance in all his acting. I recommend Highwaymen as a fun entertaining movie in the tradition of Joyride, and Duel."
Hit and Miss
tmp | Solar System, MA USA | 08/29/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Some reviewers are making like this is the worst movie in the world; it's no "Duel" but it's not "Wheels of Terror", either. Jim Caviezel criss-crosses the United States tracking Colm Feore,who manages to visibly shred the scenery even behind the tinted windows of his Avacado green Eldorado of death. Along the way, he runs into (oooh, bad choice of words) Rhona Mitra, the only survivor of Colm's latest rampage. While some of the plot is pretty unbelievable (I think even the police in podunk would eventually put it together that all these young women were killed by a car that looks like a guacamole and chrome-covered parade float; hitting a body with a car does not result in blood-stains that can be taken care of at a car wash, it results in major body damage and smashed glass; even a car as heavy as a '72 Eldorado will not cause another car to flip up into the air like hitting a trash can), there are a lot of parts of this movie that are really uncomfortable to sit through- in a good, suspensful way.
Solid suspense, decent performances, evil Cadillacs and a good guy in a souped-up Barracuda. What more do you want?"
A great thriller
Brian Reaves | Anniston, AL USA | 09/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is incredible. Is it believable? Not really, but it's a solid 90 minutes of entertainment. And the score of this movie is one of best I've heard in a long time. The music is haunting and just enough to pull you in. It's a shame they don't sell it. The actors are good, but Jim does the most convincing job as a haunted man out to find his wife's killer. Rhona is incredible too as the woman with a past that will never let her rest. This won't win any oscars, but it's worth the time and money. Recommended."
E. A Hill | Plumsteadville, PA United States | 09/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"O.K. I don't know if it was because I'm a woman, I was watching it late at night, or simply the suspense and music, but this movie wasn't only scary, but it gave me the absolute creeps. I mean we're talking a serious case of the heeby-jeebies here! I found myself so freaked out that I had to literally watch the movie in segments. After watching a little bit, I had to shut it off and go back and continue watching it later. I've watched my share of scary movies, but this one had a unique effect on me. Oh, and as for the earlier Mad Max reference, I failed to see the resemblence which is a good thing because I detest Mad Max. Give this movie a try if you like to be scared, but leave the lights on.....or better yet...watch it during the day....with a friend."
Better than you might think.
Puzzle box | Kuwait | 03/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A very nice and stylish thriller directed by Robert Harmon who also did The hitcher, while this film is not the classic Hitcher it still is quite enjoyable as a straight to video type of road film. The action scenes were quite impressive and Jim Caviezel was good as the tormented Rennie who wants to avenge the death of his wife. Rennie Cray's wife was murdered in a hit and run accident over five years ago, during this time he has driven across the U.S. in his souped up Bariccuda in every direction looking for the man who commited this crime he finds an ex-insurance agent named James Fargo who becomes a wheel-bound psychopath who hunts down and kills women at random in a 1972 El dorado. Rennie is soon joined by Molly (Rona Mitra) who is also a victim of this psycho and they soon put an end to his crimes. Highwaymen is a fast paced revenge type of thriller that has some plotholes and some inconsistencies but despite that it manages to still be thrilling. This is a type of film that your either going to love or hate it depends but I might suggest that you rent this to see if it suits your taste"