Joy Ride (2001)

Joy Ride (2001)

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Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer in this 2001 thriller.

2001Rating: R97 minsUSARegency Enterprises, Bad Robot
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Joy Ride (2001) | Reviews

74%115 reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

You want to be scared and have a few laughs and not have your intelligence insulted? Here you go.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

(This) film is much more effectively terrifying than the usual overplotted, underwritten Hollywood thriller.

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Time Out

Time Out

(A) surprisingly effective mad trucker thriller...

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

Steve Zahn hands down steals the show in Joy Ride.

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Variety

Variety

The pace is brisk enough, and the lead players charismatic enough, to distract from a few nagging lapses in logic and continuity.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

No one wins awards for movies like this, but this is escapist entertainment raised to the level of art.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Typically efficient for a Dahl film, Joy Ride still smells of Hollywood.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The king of the road is Zahn, expertly steering his path between ironic goofball and real scared dude.

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Salon

Salon

Dahl works the audience like the dial of a car radio, testing out all manner of squeals and static and all-out, high-pitched terror.

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BBC

BBC

(It) is actually far slicker and much more enjoyable than either its title or its silly premise suggests.

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Joy Ride (2001) | Release Details

Joy Ride (2001) is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Disney+ and Prime Video Store.