Hobo With a Shotgun Reviews

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October 18, 2011
Gloriously over-the-top blood pudding about a homeless man (Hauer) who goes Dirty Harry on a dead-end town run by sadistic crims.
July 15, 2011
Fans of the genre will relish the ironies (or, as it's known in the trade, the chance to have your cake and eat it).
July 14, 2011
I've got to admit there are flashes of demented brilliance in this hardcore crassploitation splatter pic.
July 14, 2011
Provides its target audience with exactly what they want while still managing to be aware of just how silly it all is.
July 12, 2011
Sick but fun.
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.
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.
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.
May 20, 2011
"Hobo" breathes new life into the demented realm of grindhouse cinema - a world that had grown pretty stale to this point.
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.
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.
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.
May 5, 2011
What's not to like?
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.
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.
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!
Top Critic
May 3, 2011
Quite the most appalling piece of junk I have seen lately, Hobo With a Shotgun just lies there like an autopsy.
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.
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