Hobo With a Shotgun Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
You get what you pay for with a movie like this. The question is whether it was worth paying for at all.
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
This is the type of movie you want to punch in the face.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
June 2, 2013
Hobo With A Shotgun is a film in the tradition of 70s exploitation films. But unlike most grindhouse films, this one is actually awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 8, 2013
An artless film of amateurishly scripted and staged over-the-top violence
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 5, 2012
Such a desperate attempt at being one of Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Tarantino's '70s exploitation throwbacks that it's a little bit sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
November 30, 2011
A cult picture that's completely comfortable in its own skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 67/100
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 23, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 15, 2011
This one is a sicko exercise in meaningless entertainment, geared for those who get off on moronic bloodbath pics.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 25, 2011
Hobo with a Shotgun celebrates its genre roots but in no way expounds on them; it's all pastiche with no substance.
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
October 18, 2011
Gloriously over-the-top blood pudding about a homeless man (Hauer) who goes Dirty Harry on a dead-end town run by sadistic crims.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
September 23, 2011
It's a grindhouse mess but it stars Rutger Hauer!
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 30, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 26, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tom Clift
Moviedex
August 15, 2011
Fun to a point, but by about the hour mark I was more than ready to check out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
August 13, 2011
The relentless and pointless sadism of the film left me cold and bored, which not even the presence of Rutger Hauer could cure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
August 5, 2011
A film that can't resist picking its own scabs.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
July 28, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 18, 2011
Rutger Hauer at least seems to be in on the joke, even if the joke wears pretty thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
July 17, 2011
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.
Anthony Quinn
Independent
July 15, 2011
It stomps over any notions of good taste and credibility after roughly five minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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