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Rubber Reviews

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
May 5, 2011
Your enjoyment of French filmmaker Quentin's Dupieux's movie depends in large part on your capacity to enjoy the absurd. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 29, 2011
Rubber will undoubtedly be the best film about a round, hollow serial killer released this year.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 15, 2011
"Rubber" is a silly thing. But it doesn't stop at silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 8, 2011
More a deadpan art provocation than a real movie, Rubber is spun out like a musical theme through a series of variations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
April 7, 2011
Goofily amusing for 85 minutes, and a fitting B-feature to the E.T. comedy "Paul."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
April 1, 2011
With playful self-reflexivity, Dupieux uses his central gimmick to satirize the nature of cinematic conceits.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 1, 2011
Picture Monty Python writ ing an unusually odd "Twilight Zone" episode directed by surrealist Luis Bu˝uel. Or just empty your mind of all sense: This is "Rubber."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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March 31, 2011
Either of the film's sides - the horror comedy or the post-modernist commentary - probably wouldn't be enough to sustain the movie on its own. But with both facets taken together, writer/director Quentin Dupieux can have his cake and deconstruct it too.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
March 31, 2011
"Rubber" has anthropomorphic, head-scratching fun with its gory B-movie trappings, silly music cues, self-referential comedy and deliberately off-kilter acting.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 31, 2011
By embracing irrationality as his operating principle (or at least by pretending to), Mr. Dupieux lets himself off the narrative hook.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
March 31, 2011
While it's admirably perverse for a "killer-tire movie" to be this snooty, it's about half as clever as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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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
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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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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
March 30, 2011
Nobody's safe -- least of all moviegoers -- with a killer tire on the loose.
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
March 29, 2011
An essay on storytelling and spectatorship within When Inanimate Objects Attack schlock -- one infused with the haunting aura and disillusionment of a post-Easy Rider road movie -- Rubber is some kind of miracle.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
March 28, 2011
A strikingly clever parody of bloody road thrillers of the nineteen-seventies...