Rubber Reviews

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January 14, 2016
It offers a lame one-joke premise.
June 23, 2013
This is a movie about how watching movies is stupid.
May 24, 2011
a hipster movie, affectedly exhausted and cocksure with no justification for it. And like anything hipster, you sort of want to kick it in the teeth.
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...
April 29, 2011
Holy Luis Bunuel. Not nearly as clever as it thinks it is, "Rubber," a movie about movies from French musician/writer/director Quentin Dupieux, would have worked much better as a short.
April 28, 2011
If "Rubber'' was half as smart as it is clever, we might be talking gonzo midnight four-star classic here.
April 28, 2011
Part slasher-movie spoof, part self-reflexive Theater of the Absurd.
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.
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.
April 19, 2011
Few nice ideas. Should've been a short.
April 8, 2011
Though the film is a bit of a tour de force and certainly original, it is never quite funny enough to sustain even its short length.
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.
April 7, 2011
An exercise in horrific absurdity that is neither as scary nor as amusing as it hopes to be.
April 6, 2011
Tyresome.
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.
March 31, 2011
the act of watching Rubber is reminiscent of attempting to eat an unpeeled orange in its entirety
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.
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.
March 31, 2011
The potshots made at horror film audiences, and/or film audiences in general, are ... slipshod.
March 30, 2011
Pic offers auds few reasons to want to see it beyond its one-joke premise.
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