This is the type of movie you want to punch in the face.
| Original Score: D
Hobo With A Shotgun is a film in the tradition of 70s exploitation films. But unlike most grindhouse films, this one is actually awesome.
| Original Score: 8/10
An artless film of amateurishly scripted and staged over-the-top violence
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Such a desperate attempt at being one of Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Tarantino's '70s exploitation throwbacks that it's a little bit sad.
| Original Score: 6/10
A cult picture that's completely comfortable in its own skin.
| Original Score: 67/100
Great title, but this silly vigilante action movie is so exaggerated, so over-the-top that it is over the hill. It has gone to seed and needs to be weeded.
| Original Score: C
This one is a sicko exercise in meaningless entertainment, geared for those who get off on moronic bloodbath pics.
| Original Score: C-
Gloriously over-the-top blood pudding about a homeless man (Hauer) who goes Dirty Harry on a dead-end town run by sadistic crims.
| Original Score: 3/5
It's a grindhouse mess but it stars Rutger Hauer!
This film isn't for the weak of stomach or the tenderhearted. But if you think you can enjoy its silly, explosive and splatter nature, it's a nice dose of fun.
Rutger Hauer is the show, the whole show, and nothing but the show in Hobo with a Shotgun, a throwback that, for all its bloodletting and supposed shock value, feels comparatively conventional and tame.
| Original Score: 2/4
Fun to a point, but by about the hour mark I was more than ready to check out.
The relentless and pointless sadism of the film left me cold and bored, which not even the presence of Rutger Hauer could cure.
| Original Score: 2/5
A film that can't resist picking its own scabs.
Hobo With a Shotgun reminded me of Hatchet, another inexplicable genre favorite that, from where I sat, seemed to do little but rearrange genre tropes to get a Pavlovian rise from its niche audience.
Rutger Hauer at least seems to be in on the joke, even if the joke wears pretty thin.
Belongs at the bottom of a disused coal mine in one of those desperately impoverished West Virginia townships that advertise for people to send them their nuclear waste.
It stomps over any notions of good taste and credibility after roughly five minutes.
| Original Score: 1/5
Fans of the genre will relish the ironies (or, as it's known in the trade, the chance to have your cake and eat it).