Hell Ride Reviews

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James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Bikers, babes, blood, booze ... and blah.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 30, 2008
Hell Ride is a smoldering yet completely dull wreck of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Linda Stasi
New York Post
October 18, 2008
The dialog is clever, nutty and syncopated, with a soundtrack -- of the "C.C. Rider" vein -- which ain't half-bad, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stan Hall
Oregonian
September 19, 2008
Instead of a sublimely ridiculous and sleazy bike-movie homage, Bishop delivers self-amused, emptily crude faux-grindhouse that only fanatics of the genre will excuse.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 28, 2008
A revenge and biker warfare bonanza that will appeal to the folks who loved masterpieces like "The Warriors" and "Switchblade Sisters"...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 15, 2008
Having a properly slimy bit of modern exploitation filmmaking isn't something to scoff at, but I do wish that the experience had even a bit of fizz to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 11, 2008
The only thing that works in 'Hell Ride' is the throwback style and visual tone it lovingly mimics.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 11, 2008
It's a claustrophobic dud, full of ludicrously purple tough-guy dialogue and lip-smacking vamps in bikinis (how hot!), with so much monotonous hip violence there's scarcely room for anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 11, 2008
Maybe only once every six months am I in the mood for jokey sadism, but this struck me as the right picture for the right time.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
August 8, 2008
Not to be confused with the more famous grindhouse biker flicks of a bygone era, Hell Ride misses out on that critical sense of freedom on the open road.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
August 8, 2008
Bishop's film is an exercise in style and tone that certainly takes much from the genre that inspired it, but it certainly contributes nothing to legitimize its artistic integrity or extend its historical longevity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
August 8, 2008
"Hell Ride" is so bad that if I were forced to choose between seeing it again or seeing my worst nightmare version of what "Wild Hogs 2" might entail, I am fairly certain that I would select the latter without a moment's hesitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
August 8, 2008
The main problem is Bishop's adamancy on playing the lead tough guy when he's got the face of a shoe salesman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
August 8, 2008
[Director Larry Bishop] burdens his film with clumsy art-house ambitions that clash with its embrace of bikes, beer and booty. If any of this sounds amusing, be warned: it's not.
| Original Score: 1/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 8, 2008
Both dull and pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 8, 2008
A repellent revenge fantasy about two elderly motorcycle gangs, Hell Ride is, indeed, a hellish ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 8, 2008
Hell Ride is storytelling at its worst: the thinnest possible excuse for a wall-to-wall string of beheadings, throat-cuttings, mass murders and orgies, shot and edited in a murky, lackluster, faux-Spaghetti Western style.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
August 8, 2008
The script, written by Bishop, barely makes sense. It lacks anything resembling wit, unless you think it amusing that these aging cyclists brag about needing their three B's -- bikes, beer and booty.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 8, 2008
Does it count against you when you actually set out to make an awful movie? It should.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
August 8, 2008
A witless reprise of '60s and '70s biker movies written, directed by, and starring Larry Bishop.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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