Hobo with a Shotgun details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Rutger Hauer, Rutger Hauer, Pasha Ebrahimi, Robb Wells, Nick Bateman|
Hobo with a Shotgun
|Rental release:||01 Aug 2011|
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Hobo with a Splatter GunBy Nootlin (114 reviews) from London , 13 May 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]'Hobo' began life as a joke trailer (alongside 'Machete') as part of the Tarantino / Rodriguez 'Grindhouse' double-bill. Unlike 'Machete' with it's relatively big budget and star power, 'Hobo' remains true to the spirit of budget 70's / 80's splatter films, whilst boasting the grandaddy of B-and-below movie stars, Rutger Hauer.
It's a shame Mr. Hauer has already penned his autobiography (All Those Moments, a fun read) as I'm sure he would have had some interesting things to say about the making of this film, and he's definitely the best thing about it, playing it completely straight. Everything about the film is over-the-top, especially the deliciously naughty antics of the big boss, yet somehow Rutger is a pretty decent presence and gives the film some weight. He's growing old gracefully in a shameless film.
'Hobo' is what it is, purposefully bad, which can be a good thing if you're looking for a splatter movie with a healthy dose of 80's nostalgia. It's a four-star purposefully bad movie, but in the great scheme of things of course it would only get two: one for Rutger and one for the props. Gotta love that car, the Tom Cruise wannabees, the best mower scene since Braindead, and the picture of Jesus Christ on The Plague's wall!
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Too Much...By The End Your NumbBy Otter379 (55 reviews) , 22 Apr 2013This has some really good ideas and in the beginning the inventiveness of the blood-letting is jaw dropping, and dare I say it cool. Unfortunately It just doesn't let up and you'll be exposed to one repugnant spectacle after another. By the end of the film your numb with a nasty taste in your mouth. It's the sort of film that gains notoriety in the playground with kids who pour over the meatier and most unpleasant parts (well I would have when I was a kid). Worth watching for 'The Plaque' alone. So ugly it should be a video nasty.
A good laugh overall.By Korgull (18 reviews) , 26 Feb 2013Not a great film and yet a sound début that has its highs... and lows mainly due to non professional acting and a script that has some real silly line in it. Absolutely worth a watch for a couple of 'shockers' that despite their shortcomings are just surprisingly funny. Not to rent if you have high expectations and if you can't get over a few cringe-worthy moments.
Avoid at all costs!!!By Knightswhosayni (2 reviews) , 18 Dec 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideAll I can say is Rutger's pension fund must have hit rock bottom after the financial crisis to appear in this load of pants.
PAINFUL DROSS!!!By CraigieBabie (8 reviews) , 30 Nov 2012Unbelievably painful! I watched about 20 minutes. I hated everyone. The acting is dreadful. The script is dreadful. The camerawork and direction is dreadful. This film is real crap. I don't get this whole 'Grindhouse' nonsense. It's not cool, it's just bad film-making.
I only watched this because Rutgar Hauer is in it. How low can an actor get? From the heights of Blade Runner and The Hitcher to dross like this. It's painful. Don't do it!
How the hell did this film get funded?By a customer , 26 Nov 2012Utter, utter rubbish. It looks and feels like some terrible 80's pop video with some truly dreadful over the top performances. How is it even possible for an actor like Hauer to fall this far down the ladder. It's not even so bad it's good - it's just cliched crap and the head villain's greasy centre-parting looks like he's stuck it up a cow's vagina. There are thousands of films out there to rent and I really resent wasting the minutes of my life entertaining this garbage.
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