Rubber Reviews

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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.
April 29, 2011
Rubber will undoubtedly be the best film about a round, hollow serial killer released this year.
April 28, 2011
If "Rubber'' was half as smart as it is clever, we might be talking gonzo midnight four-star classic here.
April 15, 2011
"Rubber" is a silly thing. But it doesn't stop at silly.
April 10, 2011
It's arch, quirky stuff and, approached in the right spirit, rather entertaining.
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
Goofily amusing for 85 minutes, and a fitting B-feature to the E.T. comedy "Paul."
April 7, 2011
Sometimes I sensed something a little conceited about Rubber. But it's a road movie with a difference, that's for sure.
April 7, 2011
An exercise in horrific absurdity that is neither as scary nor as amusing as it hopes to be.
April 1, 2011
With playful self-reflexivity, Dupieux uses his central gimmick to satirize the nature of cinematic conceits.
April 1, 2011
Picture Monty Python writ ing an unusually odd "Twilight Zone" episode directed by surrealist Luis Buñuel. Or just empty your mind of all sense: This is "Rubber."
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.
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.
March 31, 2011
By embracing irrationality as his operating principle (or at least by pretending to), Mr. Dupieux lets himself off the narrative hook.
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
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.
March 30, 2011
Nobody's safe -- least of all moviegoers -- with a killer tire on the loose.
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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