Hobo With a Shotgun - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Hobo With a Shotgun Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
This is the type of movie you want to punch in the face.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Tom Clift
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
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.
Grae Drake
May 13, 2011
What should have been a rousing shoot-em-up gets tedious rather quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
July 1, 2011
Surely it's a fairly hollow victory to laugh at something that's been specifically designed to be lame/schlocky/dated/offensive?
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
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
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.
Alonso Duralde
May 6, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mike Hale
New York Times
May 6, 2011
Will leave most viewers bored and uneasy, especially in scenes like the burning alive of a busful of young children.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 24, 2011
It's a bore, but it delivers on the carnage.
| Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
April 8, 2011
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?
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
July 15, 2011
It stomps over any notions of good taste and credibility after roughly five minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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-
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 19, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 26, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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 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
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