I adore Sophia Bush. I fully admit to being a fan of teen drama, and her portrayal as Brooke on One Tree Hill has showed an amazing range of acting skills for the genre. I'm such a huge fan that I admit to having seen Supercross and John Tucker Must Die; my only recourse is I didn't see either in the theater. When The Hitcher appeared on Cinemax's free December preview, I taped it. It's the perfect compromise movie: I adore Sophia Bush and nomadreaderboy loves horror movies.
All bias aside, Sophia Bush is amazing in The Hitcher. The film is predictable, filled with unnecessarily graphic violence and preposterously silly. Still, Bush's performance was enjoyable to watch. I was willing to suspend my disbelief to watch her performance. Sean Bean, who played the Hitcher, gave a convincingly eerie performance.
The Hitcher is not a good movie, but it is enjoyable to watch (except for the unnecessarily graphic deaths of a few animals and people.) In full disclosure, I loved I Know Who Killed Me, which was an awful movie, but it smartly featured Lindsay Lohan in nearly every frame.
2 stars - liked it