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Riding the Bullet (Widescreen Edition)
Riding the Bullet
Widescreen Edition
Actors: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey, Cliff Robertson, Erika Christensen
Director: Mick Garris
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2005     1hr 38min

Riding the Bullet is based on, the master of macabre, Stephen King?s first e-book and was directed by Mick Garris (The Stand). Alan embarks on a 100 mile hitch hike to see his mother in the hospital. Along the way he must...  more »


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Actors: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey, Cliff Robertson, Erika Christensen
Director: Mick Garris
Creators: Mick Garris, Bill Kravitz, Brad Krevoy, Chad Marting, David Lancaster, Frank Hübner, Stephen King
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/19/2005
Original Release Date: 10/15/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 10/15/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Sara S. from WAUKESHA, WI
Reviewed on 7/20/2009...
It was interesting, but not what I was expecting. I would say it was a little weird, but overall, not a bad movie.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

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Deriding The Bullsh--
Veritas Veritatis | 06/09/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"What a depressingly bad film.
The essential plot is pretty good,
but wasted by the film-makers.

I knew it was going to be bad
when the opening shot was a
nude young woman with large breasts
whom for no apparent reason we are
encouraged to linger upon
for a substantial period of time.
She yawns as do we.

That was followed by our hero
contemplating/attempting to
commit suicide because:
a) He had nothing better to do
b) His girlfriend dumped him
c) That was what he had for a girlfriend
d) Mr. Death smoked his marijuana cigarette

Things get better:
Flashbacks of the aftermath
of his father's death
brought on by the news that
his mother had a stroke
...Mindless cliche roommates/friends
...Picked up by a succession of
deranged people while hitch-hiking
...A crow asking him
"What the f--- are you looking at"
while feasting on road kill.

It just goes on and on.

None of this is interesting,
entertaining or scary.
Just depressing.

The characters were awful,
top to bottom.

This is not a horror film,
It's a horrible film.
It's a depressing film.
I was so unhappy watching it
that I could not finish it.
That is rare for me.

It probably had its moments,
but I don't care.

This might hold the attention
of a pre-adolescent.
Maybe not.
The music and cultural references
were Woodstock, hippy, Vietnam War
era "counterculture".
That is ancient unknown history
to today's young people.
They wouldn't get it.
That's a good thing.

There are too many excellent films
out there to bother with this one.

Did I mention that it is depressing?
The Bullet missed its target!
Cestmoi | 06/25/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I've never seen a horror movie with a plot like this before. It's absolutely original. The first half of the movie is engaging. Some frightening and suspenseful scenes happened while he's walking on the street at night. For example, the moment when he was chased into a car cemetery by two strangers.
The second half is boring and repetitive. The worst thing is it turned out they all came from his own imagination!

It's worth watching once.
Waste of time, unfortunately
Flying Tomato | Ohio | 11/09/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a big fan of Stephen King books and films in the past. Some adaptations are more successful than others but this is probably the worst (of the ones I've seen).
Without spoiling anything, the main problem is that the way the movie is edited, you can't tell what's really happening and what's happening in his head.
It's not clever, it's not engaging, it doesn't add to the literally just becomes a visual hodgepodge of random, meaningless little visual scenarios.
What's the point of a story line if the stuff that happens in the movie adds nothing to it?
You can literally sum up the whole film in 5 sentences. The rest is extraneous visual noise. Is it happening? Is it in his head?
After a few of these false alarms, you really don't care one way or another. The writer of the script loses the viewers completely after a few of the curve balls as you care less and less about the character and even less about the plot itself.

Anybody can write a script where you don't have to adhere to any kind of real story line. And unfortunately, far too many hide behind plots like these. Drama should be written into the plot. Not added at random and scattered here and there.

One other thing...there are no scary parts to the film. The only 'shockers' are (again) relied on through visual things like birds flying in front of the shot and loud noises. Those are the only parts that will make you jump. Unless you're jumping for the remote control to turn the thing off before you get to the end because you can't deal with the lack of any real story, character development or dialogue."