This is the type of movie you want to punch in the face.
| Original Score: D
Fun to a point, but by about the hour mark I was more than ready to check out.
| Original Score: 3/5
Hobo with a Shotgun celebrates its genre roots but in no way expounds on them; it's all pastiche with no substance.
What should have been a rousing shoot-em-up gets tedious rather quickly.
| Original Score: 2/5
The relentless and pointless sadism of the film left me cold and bored, which not even the presence of Rutger Hauer could cure.
Surely it's a fairly hollow victory to laugh at something that's been specifically designed to be lame/schlocky/dated/offensive?
An artless film of amateurishly scripted and staged over-the-top violence
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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...
| Original Score: C
When this amount of ham arrives coated in so much ketchup, there's not much room left to find any pleasure at all.
What should have been a rousing shoot-em-up gets tedious rather quickly, with the overacting villains and their over-the-top mayhem feeling very same-y after the first few scenes.
Will leave most viewers bored and uneasy, especially in scenes like the burning alive of a busful of young children.
It's a bore, but it delivers on the carnage.
| Original Score: 1/4
Creates a tremendously unsettling aura of sadism instead of chunky, schlocky merriment. Why should I be punished just because Davies and Eisener weren't hugged enough as kids?
This is no light-hearted spoof. It's 100% grindhouse. Which, for the most part and by definition, simply makes it trash.
It stomps over any notions of good taste and credibility after roughly five minutes.
| Original Score: 1/5
This one is a sicko exercise in meaningless entertainment, geared for those who get off on moronic bloodbath pics.
| Original Score: C-
Even connoisseurs of the genre (and I confess, I'm not one) will find the cheesy chopfests and gratuitous gore less than exciting as one urban prosthetics-strewn bloodbath begets the next.
| Original Score: 2/4
A merrily blood-soaked homage to the vigilante action movies of the 1970s and early 1980s, "Hobo'' is a good idea in theory that's brought down by the banality of its practice.
There's no escaping the fact this is a remake of unadulterated rubbish.
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]
| Original Score: 2.5/4