Hot Rod - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Hot Rod Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 28, 2014
People like me who are fans of sophomoric humor, it's a hoot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
November 15, 2011
A perennial problem with comedy from regular collaborators is that the results feel too much like friends' in-jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Awesomely dumb slapstick is for teens and adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
July 6, 2010
The results are barely worth an illegal download.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
What works, wonderfully, are the falls, the punch-outs (his brawls with Stepdad are brutal throw-downs) and waiting for that next accident to happen.
| Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
January 1, 2009
Oh, Napoleon Dynamite! What have you wrought? [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 13, 2008
...comedy is a subjective thing, and what makes one person laugh may simply bore someone else. Hod Rod bored me.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 1, 2008
Hot Rod emerges as a daffy, dorky summer surprise, a silly comedy of non sequiturs that feels like a cockeyed collaboration between Will Ferrell and Mel Brooks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 18, 2008
...comes off as precisely the sort of silly and nonsensical piece of work that one might've expected...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
Cell phones, the Internet, '80s fashion and '70s style are all thrown together for a winning combination.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 9, 2007
It's a simple comedy that tries to be nothing but. At times it is simple hilarity, other times it's a little too "Napoleon Dynamite" for its own good.
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
October 20, 2007
It remains nothing more than the silliness of Napoleon Dynamite (only not nearly as offbeat) combined with the failed stunts of Jackass (only not nearly as dangerous to the star).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 6, 2007
Prepare to be dazzled, we are told in the first few minutes, as fireworks are lit in eager anticipation. But the fireworks fizzle big time, as does this tedious, tired comedy that is short on appeal and laughs. Wacky and low-brow it is, but fun it ain't
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 29, 2007
Silly but funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
September 28, 2007
Well worth checking out, then, if you like your comedy supremely silly, but ultimately memorable only as a series of great skits mixed in with some dead patches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 27, 2007
Dumb comedy in the Napoleon Dynamite mould with a better-than-average gag rate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Arendt
BBC.com
September 25, 2007
Though it's as disposable as a plastic razor, Hot Rod is not without a few good yuks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 1, 2007
If you're looking for plausibility, this is not your movie. If you're looking for laughs, this is not your movie. If you like seeing delusional overgrown adolescents fall down a lot, then this one's for you.
| Original Score: 2/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 29, 2007
Here's a strange, hit-and-miss approach to the kind of movie in which Will Ferrell usually stars.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 29, 2007
Through Hot Rod's manic weirdness, its take on young suburban males is completely authentic. It's the summer's happiest screen comedy.
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