Scenic Route (2013) – By Jason S. Lockard

Stranded! It’s a word that just doesn’t sound good and to be stranded in the middle of nowhere that’s even worse. I received a copy from Image Entertainment of the new release of Scenic Route a film that has this element at the heart of the story.

“Scenic Route” follows two life-long friends Mitchell and Carter, who during a road-trip through the desert, break down and are stranded with no help in sight. An argument ensues about life choices, which quickly escalates into a physical confrontation. Now badly injured, the two must suffer with their injuries, but with the relentless desert elements as well. Will the two survive? You’ll have to watch the film to find out!

Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler, really put everything into these roles and it shows! The cinematography is done well. The story is a little slow at times it is still a very enjoyable little thriller. The best part is the Twilight Zone like twist ending. The only disappointing thing in this DVD release is the bonus features. It only includes an audio commentary from directors the Goetz brothers and Josh Duhamel.

So if your a fan of thrill ride movies as much as I am, by all means check this one out! Head over to or your local DVD provider and get a copy for yourself today!

Moral Rating: adult language, violence, sensuality
Audience: Mature Audiences
Genre: Thriller
Length: 86 Minutes
DVD Released: 2013
Our DVD Rating: B-