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 (119 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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RUTGER FLOPBy GILLY7 (1 review) , 10 Jun 2013I am a big rutger fan but this was rubbish, he is such a good actor but this film's story was alot of garbage, is rutger just taking any role nowadays to pay bills. The other actors if you want to call them that ruined the film as well ! I have been polite could use stronger language !!!!!!!!
Rock n Roll!By Kingsam (2 reviews) , 25 May 2013Best Film I've Seen This Year!!! For what it is,it's great. I rented this expecting to see a tramp gunning people down and that's exactly what I got. Easy to watch,no nonsense. If you rent this expecting a big film with plot and twists then your daft and deserve everything you get,which is a top movie!!!
Too Much...By The End Your NumbBy Otter379 (59 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 (19 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 (3 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.