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Rubber Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
This is a movie about how watching movies is stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
April 19, 2011
Few nice ideas. Should've been a short.
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 27, 2011
...plays like a drunken mash-up of Beckett, Troma and Hitchcock. Dupieux knows how to riff on the behavior and language of cinema but isn't clever or outlandish enough to sustain his film's 85-minute running time.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
May 7, 2011
The amplified sound effects and the remarkable mobility displayed by Bob without resorting to computer-enhanced special effects are the film's greatest strengths. If you have 82 minutes to kill, you may derive a...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 27, 2011
Describing or discussing Rubber, a film about a telekinetic killer automobile tire, is apt to make it sound like an inspired bit of absurdist lunacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 7, 2011
This film sucks!
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 7, 2011
An exercise in horrific absurdity that is neither as scary nor as amusing as it hopes to be.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
March 30, 2011
Nobody's safe -- least of all moviegoers -- with a killer tire on the loose.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 14, 2016
It offers a lame one-joke premise.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 28, 2011
If "Rubber'' was half as smart as it is clever, we might be talking gonzo midnight four-star classic here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
March 31, 2011
the act of watching Rubber is reminiscent of attempting to eat an unpeeled orange in its entirety
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Singer
IFC.com
March 29, 2011
People talk about the line between laughing with or at a movie. You don't laugh with or at Rubber. It laughs at you.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kurt Loder
Reason Online
March 31, 2011
But the movie is short on surprise-it's not really wild enough. And well before its 85 minutes have elapsed, it runs out of gas.
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
April 6, 2011
Tyresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
March 10, 2011
Barebones and overly literal. With respect to its initial ambition, it's also terribly boring, stretched to the brink at 80 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 21, 2011
Rubber turns out to be rather redundant, and the audience-within-the-film angle is milked to death, with its employment serving as a wink-wink meta-theory on the nature of filmmaking as well as a commentary on the voyeuristic nature of audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
March 29, 2011
It shouldn't have been more than a short..An ode to self-involved silliness and audience (and critical) gullibility.
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
March 30, 2011
Pic offers auds few reasons to want to see it beyond its one-joke premise.
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
March 31, 2011
The potshots made at horror film audiences, and/or film audiences in general, are ... slipshod.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Stephanie Zacharek
Movieline
March 31, 2011
Dupieux's idea, apparently, is that movie audiences are so stupid they'll consume anything, and the more tickets he sells for this arch little piece of junk, the more he'll be proved right. If I were you, I'd refuse to give him that satisfaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
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