Rubber (2011)



Critic Consensus: A clever premise gets plenty of comic blood and violence, but its hampered by some questionable storytelling techniques from director Quentin Dupieux.

Movie Info

RUBBER is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move. At first content to prey on small desert creatures and various discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. … More

Rating: R (for some violent images and language)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Quentin Dupieux
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 7, 2011
Box Office: $98.0k
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as Lt. Chad

as Accountant

as Man in Wheelchair

as Tires Burner

as Film Buff Ethan

as Film Buff Charley

as Teenager Cindy

as Teenager Fiona

as Mr. Hughes

as Cop Xavier

as Cleaning Lady

as Cop Luke

as Cop Doug

as Cop Denise

as Cop Eric

as Truck Driver

as Hitchhiker

as Cop Xavier
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Critic Reviews for Rubber

All Critics (78) | Top Critics (17)

Your enjoyment of French filmmaker Quentin's Dupieux's movie depends in large part on your capacity to enjoy the absurd. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Full Review… | May 5, 2011
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Rubber will undoubtedly be the best film about a round, hollow serial killer released this year.

Full Review… | April 29, 2011
Detroit News
Top Critic

If "Rubber'' was half as smart as it is clever, we might be talking gonzo midnight four-star classic here.

Full Review… | April 28, 2011
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The greatest meta movie about a killer tire ever made.

Full Review… | August 28, 2013
Gordon and the Whale

The killer tire concept is great and the bizarre humor works very well, making this a wholly enjoyable film.

Full Review… | July 24, 2013
We Got This Covered

This is a movie about how watching movies is stupid.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013

Audience Reviews for Rubber

Through binoculars, a band of spectators in the desert watch the story of a sentient telekinetic tire who kills, for no reason. Strange, meta-clever and pretty damn funny, if you get the joke (which admittedly demands an odd and rare sense of humor).

Greg S

Super Reviewer


Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Average comedy horror about a killer tire. Yeah...You heard that right. Other than its ridiculous premise, this is a slow paced film that is pretty fun, and definitely not one to take seriously. The concept is very silly, but if you like a different type of horror comedy, then this is the type of film that you should check out. Acting wise, the cast are pretty good here, and are overall funny. However, I did feel that this film could have been better, as this is such a unique, and ridiculous Director Quentin Dupieux direction is good for a low-budget comedy horror flick, and it works most of the time. Even if the film is good, with a premise like this, the film had so much more potential. The biggest problem of the film is that it is slow, and it takers quite some time to get to the point that certain viewers may become uninterested in the film. Despite its slow pace, I liked the idea of the film, and thought it was one of the better comedy horror films in recent memory. Sure people may think that it's a stupid premise for a film, but that's the whole point. This film is stupid on purpose. Rubber is bizarre, different and in many ways is bold to try and do something totally different. The film works if you enjoy something totally new, original and over the top. This film is fun from start to finish, and though slow is very well done and you can't help but admit that it's ridiculous plot ideas are very amusing. If you're in the mood for a different style of comedy horror flick, then give Rubber a shot. Not a perfect film by a long shot, but definitely worth seeing if you enjoy low budget horror comedy yarns.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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