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Hobo With a Shotgun Reviews

July 12, 2011
Sick but fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 29, 2011
Gore hounds will appreciate Hobo with a Shotgun, but it is so wan that even squeamish viewers will shrug it off with a yawn.
June 23, 2011
The movie just blows chunks.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
May 26, 2011
It's all in good fun and sometimes a little clever; "Hobo" shoots low and scores an explosive spray of guts, if not glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
May 20, 2011
"Hobo" breathes new life into the demented realm of grindhouse cinema - a world that had grown pretty stale to this point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
May 11, 2011
What really puts this over-the-top extravaganza over the top is Hauer's ferocious and oddly sincere performance.
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
May 6, 2011
Japan's Takashi Miike has the formula down pat, but Eisener has no idea how to give violence a touch of class.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 5, 2011
What's not to like?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
May 5, 2011
The closest thing the film gets to a message? "When life gives you razor blades, you make a baseball bat covered in razor blades." Sounds like a quote for a Successories poster in hell.
May 5, 2011
It's a hyper-violent, self-conscious throwback, with the sickly plastic aroma of a tape that's been gathering dust in the corner of a video store since 1984.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 4, 2011
A hobo hops off a freight train in a nameless North American Gomorrah run by a sadistic crime king. Then said hobo cleans up the place by shooting buckets full of guts.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 3, 2011
The sight of Hauer going postal with a double-barreled blaster is about on par with Liam Neeson mowing down Albanian sex traffickers in Taken-in other words...kerfawesome!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2011
Quite the most appalling piece of junk I have seen lately, Hobo With a Shotgun just lies there like an autopsy.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
May 3, 2011
The setup could also be read as an allegory of/justification for Dubya's invasion of Iraq (think about it), but that presumes more of an engagement with the non-cinematic world than Hobo ever really displays.
May 2, 2011
Does this cinematic jeu d'esprit ever gobsmack your eyes and nerve endings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 2, 2011
There's something appealing about the movie's unpretentious carnival of carnage, although I could have done without the flamethrower assault on a school bus to raise the stakes.
March 25, 2011
If, on the other hand, you appreciate a droll and savvy satire of the melodramatic excesses of seventies vigilante thrillers from a filmmaker who clearly knows his stuff, then get in the ticket line.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2011
Hobo with a Shotgun takes on genre filmmaking with a vengeance and a toque.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2011
Double-barreled mayhem as if Sergio Leone designed a video-game.
January 23, 2011
Picked up by Magnet, "Shotgun" should satisfy midnight movie gore-hounds.