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Wild Hogs (2007)

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14

Average Rating: 3.8/10
Reviews Counted: 140
Fresh: 20 | Rotten: 120

Wild Hogs is a dreadful combination of fish-out-of-water jokes, slapstick, and lazy stereotypes.

10

Average Rating: 3.3/10
Critic Reviews: 40
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 36

Wild Hogs is a dreadful combination of fish-out-of-water jokes, slapstick, and lazy stereotypes.

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Average Rating: 3.3/5
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Movie Info

A group of middle-aged friends decide to rev up their routine suburban lives with a freewheeling motorcycle trip. Taking a long dreamed-of breather from their stressful jobs and family responsibilities, they can't wait to feel the freedom of the open road. When this mismatched foursome, who have grown far more used to the couch than the saddle, set out for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, they encounter a world that holds far more than they ever bargained for. The trip begins to challenge

PG-13,

Action & Adventure, Comedy

Brad Copeland

Aug 14, 2007

$168.2M

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All Critics (140) | Top Critics (40) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (120) | DVD (29)

This could have been a City Slickers on cycles. But it's an incredibly lazy movie, from the on-the-nose casting to the soundtrack ('70s vintage road rock) to the script to the scouting of locations.

May 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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Petrol-headed fifty-somethings into Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers will probably relate to some of the funnier scenes. The rest, including pre-teens, are advised to avoid it like el plago.

April 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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This collection of gags on male menopause, genuinely offensive gay-cop jokes and bumper-sticker life lessons is beyond intolerable.

March 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
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It's bland and forgettable; it'll probably do okay when it plays on a plane.

March 5, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
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Wild Hogs really doesn't spend much time on the road. Good thing, too, because after the guys are found sleeping side-by-side and skinny-dipping together, the writers must have run out of homosexual panic jokes.

March 3, 2007 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club
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This movie stinks of exhaust and desperation.

March 2, 2007 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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Instead of opening up the throttle, Hogs ends up idling and spreading exhaust.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Becker is handy with a camera and totally knows where the film's bread is buttered, focusing all his energy and attention on his four stars.

November 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

I can only assume a bike wreck is much more gruesome than a car accident. Luckily, I have never seen one, but after watching Wild Hogs, I can imagine.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review
The Scorecard Review

No.

January 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

Perhaps I was in a good mood, perhaps my expectations were so rock bottom, but hell, I didn't hate it...

December 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Disneyfied Easy Rider for the suburban set.

November 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Comment (1)
Common Sense Media

Fluff aimed at conservative Middle America, a cynical go-with-the-demographic-trends movie that's shallow and stupid, but featuring big names guaranteeing box office success.

August 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Comment (1)
Apollo Guide

This isn't a movie with any meaningful insights to share about the heartfelt concerns of the over-forty set, but is rather an ill-conceived, "coming-of-age" style misadventure which could just as easily have revolved around some recent high school grads.

August 13, 2007 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

Truly awful, monumentally inept, wholly unwatchable.

August 12, 2007 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
DVDTalk.com

I'm not sure how well it speaks of a comedy if the funniest scenes come during the closing credits.

August 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

At one point, Tim Allen proclaims: 'I'm lame. I'm just lame -- admit it, I'm lame.' Tim, you're preaching to the choir.

August 3, 2007
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

If it's a laugh you're after, you have a better shot at getting one by reading a Bazooka Joe wrapper. At least you get a piece of gum with that.

June 25, 2007 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

The characters are not consistent and behave crazily in order to advance what little plot there is.

June 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

There are a couple of genuinely funny sight gags, but most of the roadside attractions of Wild Hogs are either boring or outright annoying.

May 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

If you can imagine City Slickers with bikes instead of horses and without the wit, the likable performances and Jack Palance, then you have a pretty good idea of what this movie is like.

April 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Mind-sodomisingly mediocre family comedy.

April 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

A humiliating medley of ghastly slapstick stunts. Walt Becker is the author of this nonsense. He ought to be sued.

April 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Comment (1)
Times [UK]

Sounds great, with this cast of men of a certain age on big scary two wheeled monsters. Unfortunately it only pulls it off in places.

April 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

There's not a single funny joke in the entire film, unless your idea of humour involves characters repeatedly crashing into things.

April 12, 2007 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

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December 13, 2013
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Directors Cat

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Hmmm bit of an A-list ego trip really, not much happens here that isnt predictable, cliched and rather unfunny to be frank. Just a bunch of old guys trying to be cool and funny whilst trying to impress younger women, thats all this is! haha and thats on both counts as in film and reality methinks.

I just think this was a fantasy holiday for the cast to live out and not much more, I can't believe they were paid for this, we'll be seeing Travolta as a pilot in a film soon I reckon, just doing what he loves and getting paid for it. The bikes are cool and so is the idea for a real life holiday but its kinda lame seeing big names getting paid huge amounts for this kind of 'work' whilst trying to desperately regain their youth and fame for real at the same time.
April 3, 2012
phubbs1

Super Reviewer

Half-fun, half-lame, although a decent biker comedy overall. Script-wise, it's really lacking, but the cast and soundtrack keeps things enjoyable. I feel sorry for William H. Macy though, whose only job in the film is to provide some clownish slap-stick and comic relief. He sort of reminded me of a real-life Ned Flanders. Anyway, for such a corny plot concept, it's actually pretty amusing. You won't be laughing your guts out, but you won't be bored to tears either. In other words, not as bad as you might believe.
August 10, 2011
CloudStrife84
Mike S

Super Reviewer

    1. Dudley Frank: I'm gonna go hang this bag of poop in a tree so the bears don't get it.
    2. Woody Stevens: No no, Don't hang it in a tree!
    3. Dudley Frank: Why not?
    4. Woody Stevens: Cause bears don't eat shit!
    – Submitted by Joe N (14 months ago)
    1. Bobby Davis: They say you can get water in cactuses. Where in a desert and they don't get no damnable cactuses.
    2. Dudley Frank: I think when its plural its pronounced cacti.
    3. Bobby Davis: Im killing him.
    – Submitted by Jay S (2 years ago)
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