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The Traveler (2010)




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A mysterious drifter blows into a small own on Christmas Eve, and sets off a string of gruesome events that threaten the lives of six police officers in this thriller starring Val Kilmer. As the townspeople settle in for the holiday and darkness washes over the town, a man (Kilmer) enters the local police station and confesses to committing multiple murders. Now, with each new detail the stranger reveals, it becomes increasingly clear that the real nightmare is only beginning.

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Val Kilmer
as Mr. Nobody
Dylan Neal
as Det. Alexander Black
Paul McGillion
as Dep. Jerry Pine
Camille Sullivan
as Dep. Jane Hollow
Nels Lennarson
as Dep. Toby Sherwood
Chris Gauthier
as Sgt. Gulloy
John Cassini
as Jack Hawkins
as Vitelli
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Critic Reviews for The Traveler

All Critics (5)

The film seems to be straining at times for an existentialism way outside of its grasp. This isn't Camus; it's Rod Serling by way of Clint Eastwood's High Plains Drifter.

February 14, 2011 | Rating: 2/5

Even by the questionable standards of the straight-to-video arena, The Traveler comes off as an unwatchable and thoroughly aggravating cinematic experience...

January 30, 2011 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…

The Traveler yet another feature film with only a half-hour Twilight Zone episode materials' worth in it. That's not to say it's not worth a look, but don't expect too much.

January 26, 2011 | Full Review…

Kilmer's coasting, but who could blame him? 15 years ago he was Batman and now he's in the wilds of Canada surrounded by local actors forced to act menacing for the director of Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy. I'd be sad too.

January 18, 2011 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

You know exactly what's happening about ten minutes in and how the whole thing is going to unfold.

January 10, 2011 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Traveler


After seeing this film, I'm pretty certain we have a new front runner for the "Worst Movie I've Seen All Year" contest. I should have known a B-Horror movie, starring Val Kilmer, wouldn't be any good, but once again I was fooled by one of those clever bastards who write the descriptions on the back of the box. One a snowy Christmas Eve, a man walks into a Police station, to confess to crimes he hasn't yet committed. It sounded like a cool concept, when in actuality, it was nothing more than a waste of time. Where to begin? First off, this film is so painfully predictable, my dog knew what was coming next. The Traveler must have had no budget what-so-ever, because not only was the supporting cast a complete joke, but so was everything else! From the decrepit, falling apart, Police station to the twenty year old squad cars, and of course the miserable special effects, this film was pure shit from beginning to end. As for Val Kilmer, he was about as convincing as Tyler Perry is as the new Alex Cross. Seldom have a seen a more lazy and sloppy performance, with such a complete lack of emotion and muffled lines. I really have to wonder if the other actors could smell the manure coming off of him on the set. This film is one that never should have even been made, run away from it and never look back!

Todd Smith
Todd Smith

Super Reviewer

Serving primarily as proof that ideas are senselessly stolen for easy profit, here is Eastwood's High Plains Drifter raped and denuded w/o rhyme or reason, and to poor effect. A small twist is added at the end for ... LOL! ... originality, but its unsatisfactory as well as too late. Fail.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Horror chiller this is marked as LOL!! well don't go getting all excited because despite in the obvious lure of Val Kilmer this is pretty rank stuff. It actually starts off pretty well in a kind of 'Twilight Zone' type of way and I found myself liking the spooky atmosphere and light dramatics haha The cast are unknowns and to be honest abit lame but at first it just added to the charm, then Mr kilmer comes along looking bloated and bored hehe but still its OK, the problem is when the action starts and the film takes itself very seriously but unfortunately its just rather unscary and funny. The killing sequences are a joke frankly and make no real sense whilst Kilmer as the bad evil spirit is in no way threatening in the slightest, he just looks overweight and unfit. The whole thing isn't too bad set and score wise but its just not scary with a pathetic ending to the bad guy which just seems rushed or simply like they ran out of ideas haha really weak all round basically, without Kilmer it would be totally sunk.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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