Hobo With a Shotgun Reviews

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
July 15, 2011
Crude fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
July 15, 2011
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).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
July 14, 2011
This is a gloriously OTT, gore-filled riot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
July 14, 2011
Like most of its kind, it's just so bad it's bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
July 14, 2011
There's no escaping the fact this is a remake of unadulterated rubbish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 14, 2011
I've got to admit there are flashes of demented brilliance in this hardcore crassploitation splatter pic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 14, 2011
Jason Eisener's Hobo with a Shotgun is trash with a difference: designer trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Laurence Boyce
Little White Lies
July 14, 2011
Provides its target audience with exactly what they want while still managing to be aware of just how silly it all is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
July 14, 2011
The cartoon viciousness and wild overacting only add to the winningly exuberant excess of what is a startling feature debut for the director.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
July 13, 2011
When this amount of ham arrives coated in so much ketchup, there's not much room left to find any pleasure at all.
Becky Bartlett
The Skinny
July 13, 2011
Created by a fan for fans everywhere, Eisener's film is simultaneously original and a perfect throwback to the blood-splattered movies of the 70s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
July 13, 2011
This is no light-hearted spoof. It's 100% grindhouse. Which, for the most part and by definition, simply makes it trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 13, 2011
An entertaining, absurdly violent exploitation thriller that's pretty much non-stop action and doesn't skimp on the gore factor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
July 12, 2011
Sick but fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 12, 2011
The screenplay plays like the result of a 'Write the Most Vile Line Ever' contest, which in itself will be a huge draw for cinematic dumpster divers. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
July 11, 2011
Hauer's best since The Hitcher. If Eisener calms down, he may have a career outside live-action 'toons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
July 8, 2011
Rutger Hauer is a genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
July 6, 2011
Twice as good as a fi lm based on a spoof trailer has any right to be, Hobo is a great career kickstarter for director Eisener and the credibility boost Hauer richly deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
July 5, 2011
... a blood-spattered love letter to the grindhouse vengeance movie by first-time filmmakers who, as Spinal Tap might put it, crank everything up to 11.
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 1, 2011
Limbs are severed, heads roll, a school bus is incinerated, and a dude gets burnt by sticking his hockey skate into a plugged in toaster. Some is clever, but much of it's wearying and a bit lame...
Full Review | Original Score: C
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