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Veteran AIP genre star Larry Bishop (son of famed Rat Packer Joey Bishop) directs and stars in this gritty revenge tale concerning a biker gang that rallies to avenge the violent murder of a fellow gang member. An homage to such classic biker films as Chrome and Hot Leather and Angel Unchained, Hell Ride was conceived when director Bishop was invited to Quentin Tarantino's home to view a print of The Savage Seven. Upon realizing that there hadn't been a true biker film in years, the pair quickly contacted Bob Weinstein and conspired to produce a lean and mean two-wheeled revenge flick… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The dialog is clever, nutty and syncopated, with a soundtrack -- of the "C.C. Rider" vein -- which ain't half-bad, either."
‑ Linda Stasi, New York Post
"[Director Larry Bishop] burdens his film with clumsy art-house ambitions that clash with its embrace of bikes, beer and booty. If any of this sounds amusing, be warned: it's not."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"Bikers, babes, blood, booze ... and blah."
‑ James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
"A revenge and biker warfare bonanza that will appeal to the folks who loved masterpieces like "The Warriors" and "Switchblade Sisters"..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Not to be confused with the more famous grindhouse biker flicks of a bygone era, Hell Ride misses out on that critical sense of freedom on the open road."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"It's a claustrophobic dud, full of ludicrously purple tough-guy dialogue and lip-smacking vamps in bikinis (how hot!), with so much monotonous hip violence there's scarcely room for anything else."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The script, written by Bishop, barely makes sense. It lacks anything resembling wit, unless you think it amusing that these aging cyclists brag about needing their three B's -- bikes, beer and booty."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"Hell Ride is a smoldering yet completely dull wreck of a movie."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"Having a properly slimy bit of modern exploitation filmmaking isn't something to scoff at, but I do wish that the experience had even a bit of fizz to it."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Bishop's film is an exercise in style and tone that certainly takes much from the genre that inspired it, but it certainly contributes nothing to legitimize its artistic integrity or extend its historical longevity."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, IGN Movies
"Maybe only once every six months am I in the mood for jokey sadism, but this struck me as the right picture for the right time."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Does it count against you when you actually set out to make an awful movie? It should."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Instead of a sublimely ridiculous and sleazy bike-movie homage, Bishop delivers self-amused, emptily crude faux-grindhouse that only fanatics of the genre will excuse."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"The only thing that works in 'Hell Ride' is the throwback style and visual tone it lovingly mimics."
‑ Frank Wilkins, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
""Hell Ride" is so bad that if I were forced to choose between seeing it again or seeing my worst nightmare version of what "Wild Hogs 2" might entail, I am fairly certain that I would select the latter without a moment's hesitation."
‑ Peter Sobczynski, eFilmCritic.com
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