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The Canyon (2009)



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A newly married couple finds their dream honeymoon turned into a survivalist nightmare in the indie thriller The Canyon. After eloping to Las Vegas, newlyweds Nick (Eion Bailey) and Lori (Chuck's Yvonne Strahovski) decide to take a mule tour of the Grand Canyon. But the pleasure trip turns deadly when the pair's untrustworthy guide, Henry (Will Patton), gets them lost in the Arizona desert, leading to their desperate fight for survival in the unforgiving wilderness.

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Critic Reviews for The Canyon

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

If well-meaning people didn't make stupid choices -- and if cellphones worked everywhere -- way fewer vacation-from-hell thrillers would probably be made.

December 7, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The Canyon is undermined by the expectation of a big payoff that never comes.

October 30, 2009 | Rating: 2/5

The best thing about this would-be nature thriller is Will Patton's zesty performance as a cackling, crazed muleskinner, a wily old hand who exits far too soon. There's nothing much to replace him, so we're in for a long 102 minutes.

October 30, 2009 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The Canyon is so singularly inept it gives you a whole new appreciation for the ept.

October 29, 2009 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Canyon could be named for the gaping expanse between its preposterously silly dialogue and sturdy, at times urgent direction.

October 23, 2009
Top Critic

Bad things happen to good people in this intermittently effective chiller.

October 22, 2009

Audience Reviews for The Canyon

I have no idea where the 10million dollar budget went, but this cautionary tale of yuppies getting lost in the grand canyon is well done, but nothing revolutionary. The final act is probably the strongest, which is rare.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

I have never heard of this movie, but wow was it good! It has a really shocking ending, too, which really makes or breaks a movie for me. I definitely recommend this.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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