Rubber

2011

Rubber

Critics Consensus

A clever premise gets plenty of comic blood and violence, but its hampered by some questionable storytelling techniques from director Quentin Dupieux.

69%

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Total Count: 86

46%

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User Ratings: 13,872
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RUBBER is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move. At first content to prey on small desert creatures and various discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Leaving a swath of destruction across the desert landscape, Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with, and truly a movie villain for the ages. Directed by legendary electro musician Quentin Dupieux (Steak, Nonfilm), aka Mr. Oizo, RUBBER is a smart, funny and wholly original tribute to the cinematic concept of "no reason." -- (C) Magnet

Cast

Jack Plotnick
as Accountant
Wings Hauser
as Man in Wheelchair
Pedro Winter
as Tires Burner
Ethan Cohn
as Film Buff Ethan
Charley Koontz
as Film Buff Charley
Hayley Holmes
as Teenager Cindy
Haley Ramm
as Teenager Fiona
David Bowe
as Mr. Hughes
Thomas F. Duffy
as Cop Xavier
Tara O'Brien
as Cleaning Lady
Pete Di Cecco
as Cop Luke
James Parks
as Cop Doug
Courtenay Taylor
as Cop Denise
Blake Robbins
as Cop Eric
Michael Ross
as Truck Driver
Gaspard Augé
as Hitchhiker
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  • Jul 08, 2013
    Through binoculars, a band of spectators in the desert watch the story of a sentient telekinetic tire who kills, for no reason. Strange, meta-clever and pretty damn funny, if you get the joke (which admittedly demands an odd and rare sense of humor).
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 25, 2013
    This movie is happening in a California desert but is actually a bizarre French comedy about a tire that comes to life and kills people with its psychic powers. I know... I know... that is what I thought at first... but this outstanding piece of work directed and written by Quentin Dupieux deserved to be shown at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. A movie which is a homage to "no reason" - I never thought of that being possible - but I stay corrected! indieWire called the film "one of the more bizarre experiments with genre in quite some time." and that it "does begin to wear out its welcome around the sixty minute mark, but you can't blame Dupieux for giving it a shot." I fully agree with that statement - he wanted to do it and did it the best way he knew how. I would prefer it in shorter version, though... story has a feel being stretched to the max. It had feeling of intellectual wanking but not even close to the scale of Tree of Life because this movie was disguised as a B-film of the lowest order. If you thought it would be a good idea to watch a spoof which uses the very same footage he mocks, and enjoying smart movie fit for the absurdist theatre with its silliness - choose this one!
    Panta O Super Reviewer
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  • Jan 03, 2013
    You will not find much horrific or frightening about this film, assuming you're not too sensitive and have been exposed to a horror film before in your life. I see this film to be more of an exploitation / comedy film. It's a film about a killer tire's journey as a killer tire, while you have an audience well equipped with binoculars watching along with you. The movie was clever and amusing, and I did enjoy watching through it. Personally, I found this film to be more enjoyable than the mediocre (though I do admit it has it's place in horror history) "Scream."
    Horrific R Super Reviewer

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