|Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Murder, Suspense, Revenge, Serial Killer, Gore, Hostage, Cult Classic|
Tagline: Terror hits the road
Plot: Since the hit-and-run murder of his wife five years ago, Rennie Cray (Jim Caveziel) has crisscrossed America in his souped-up, stripped-down ’68 Plymouth Barracuda, pursuing her killer.
The man he seeks in a high-speed, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse is James Fargo (Colm Feore), a merciless, wheelchair-bound pyschopath. Through a series of mechanical innovations, Fargo has turned his rampaging ’72 Cadillac Eldorado into a monstrous extension of his own twisted body and mind.
Now, their deadly battle of wits and wills is about to move into overdrive. And caught in their headlights is a tormented beauty (Rhona Mitra) who unwittingly holds the key to their ultimate showdown.
Directed by Robert Harmon, who set the bar for road thrillers with 1986’s The Hitcher, from a screenplay by Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell. Produced by Brad Jenkel (Threesome, Beverly Hills Ninja, Lucy Fell, Slackers), Avi Lerner (Replicant, Undisputed, Prozac Nation, Try Seventeen), Carroll Kemp (The Brave) and Michael Marcus. Executive produced by Tim Van Rellim (Ravenous, Invisible Circus, A Knight's Tale). -- © New Line
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Lacking in character development, but excellent in entertainment value. Worth a look if you wanna see something different, but don't bother if you're looking for a deep story or a lot of scares. 7/10
--FrighT MasteR (UHM)
With a smarter screenplay, a longer running time (only 72 minutes), more emphasis on its characters and more inclination on its emotional content, "Highwaymen" could’ve been a new “road rage” classic a la "Duel" or "The Hitcher"! Having said that, there’s no denying that it was still an exceptionally well shot and highly pleasurable bonanza of motor vehicle nastiness...
--'The Arrow' (Arrow)