When Mel and Jules return from a girls' weekend vacation, they find themselves stranded at the airport, late on a rain-drenched night. Wanting nothing more than to get home safe and sound, they board an airport shuttle with a helpful Driver and a trio of other passengers. But what begins as a short ride home slowly descends into darkness after a detour into a seedy neighborhood leads to a series of terrifying events. As the night wears on, the Driver forces each passenger in turn to perform simple, yet strange tasks, and Mel begins to suspect there is something more sinister at work than a simple robbery. It is only in the final shocking conclusion that Mel and Jules discover the Driver's true intentions and must summon all their wits to save themselves.
No surprises here - it's all been done before, but the saving grace to this film is that you are never quite sure who the "bad guys" are and there is a twist ending which couldn't really be guessed. The plot is familiar - relatively attractive American teens picked up by nutter, but from then on the various other participants all take a turn in being mangled or implemented in the kidnapping that is unfolding. There are some genuinely suspenseful moments, but some equally "Why didn't you shoot him??!!" moments which create serious frustration and remote control-hurling. It is also a little over-long and I am not sure that the main protagonists are convincing enough. Perhaps a better known cast would have lent more credibility to the execution of the script and the plot, but this is still a fairly entertaining couple of hour's worth of stock US teen suspense.