Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 50% · 22 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 36% · 1K ratings
IMDb Rating 5.6/10 10 5963 6K

Plot summary

When two friends return from a girls weekend vacation in Mexico, they find themselves stranded at the airport. Trying to get home safely, they board an airport shuttle for the short trip. But once their feet cross the threshold of the shuttle, a night that had started like any other turns terrifying, and the ride home becomes a descent into darkness.

October 14, 2023 at 03:09 AM


Edward Anderson

Top cast

Peyton List as Mel
Tony Curran as Driver
James Snyder as Seth
Cameron Goodman as Jules
981.14 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 46 min
P/S ...

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by eddax 8 / 10

Characters that aren't daft(er than real people)

This is a pretty unknown thriller that was actually good. The writer/director managed some tense sequences and the actors are above the usual C-grade for a small movie and they managed sympathetic performances that led me to care about their welfare. The story isn't above flaws but the characters, who've been kidnapped and are being transported to an unknown location via shuttle bus, are proactive and not daft, and so I contentedly went along with it. In fact, there was a surprising twist that I quite enjoyed too.

Oh hello, I guess this movie wasn't that small if Roger Ebert reviewed it. Now that I've checked out his one-star review, I remember glancing at it sometime back and deciding not to watch this movie. Good thing I'd forgotten about that; this is one of the rarer instances where we disagree.

Reviewed by michaelRokeefe 6 / 10

One hell-of-a-ride.

Gruesome, grisly, vile and reprehensible. And talk about a horrific road trip. Two attractive young women, Mel(Peyton List)and Jules(Cameron Goodman), returning from a weekend getaway find themselves stranded at the airport in a downpour. Two wannabe studs(James Snyder and Dave Power)are in the same situation. The four are offered a cheap ride home by a Metro van driver(Tony Curran). Already on board is a pantywaist businessman(Cullen Douglas). The driver soon becomes gruff, bullying and down right brutal. This dark ride becomes a kidnap situation full of terror, mutilation and...death. Beware of a gut-twisting and darker than dark conclusion.

Reviewed by Rathko 8 / 10

Solid, Suspenseful Thriller

On the surface, 'Shuttle' looks like it's going to be one of those slightly laughable high-concept movies like 'P2' - kids get on the wrong airport shuttle bus and all hell breaks loose. You'd be forgiven for expecting little more than incompetently handled third-rate genre clichés. This is one of those rare instances when you'd be wrong. Defying all the odds, writer/director Edward Anderson manages to craft a tightly structured thriller with a genuine sense of mounting dread and performances well above the norm for straight-to-DVD fodder. He's able to create some sequences of real tension and displays more talent and understanding of the mechanics of suspense than many more experienced directors. I, for one, found the story involving, the protagonists likable, and enough unexpected reveals to keep me guessing 'till the very end as to the true nature of the crime being perpetrated. All in all, 'Shuttle' is a solid horror-thriller that chooses suspense over violence, and does so admirably well for such an inexperienced director. I've no idea what Anderson's been doing in the three years since making this movie, but I hope his evident talents won't go ignored much longer.

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