Hobo With a Shotgun
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A train rolls into its final stop. From one of the freight cars jumps a weary-eyed transient with dreams of a fresh start in a new town. Instead, he lands smack-dab in the middle of an urban hellhole, a place where the cops are crooked and the underprivileged masses are treated like insignificant animals. This is a city where crime reigns supreme, and the man pulling the strings is known only as "The Drake." Along with his two cold-blooded and sadistic sons, Ivan and Slick, he rules with an iron fist, and nobody dares fuck with The Drake, especially not some hobo. Director Jason… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sick but fun."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"It's all in good fun and sometimes a little clever; "Hobo" shoots low and scores an explosive spray of guts, if not glory."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"This is the type of movie you want to punch in the face."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Such a desperate attempt at being one of Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Tarantino's '70s exploitation throwbacks that it's a little bit sad."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"This one is a sicko exercise in meaningless entertainment, geared for those who get off on moronic bloodbath pics."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Gore hounds will appreciate Hobo with a Shotgun, but it is so wan that even squeamish viewers will shrug it off with a yawn."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"A merrily blood-soaked homage to the vigilante action movies of the 1970s and early 1980s, "Hobo'' is a good idea in theory that's brought down by the banality of its practice."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Hobo With A Shotgun is a film in the tradition of 70s exploitation films. But unlike most grindhouse films, this one is actually awesome."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"A cult picture that's completely comfortable in its own skin."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"Hobo with a Shotgun celebrates its genre roots but in no way expounds on them; it's all pastiche with no substance."
‑ Michael Nordine, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"The movie just blows chunks."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
""Hobo" breathes new life into the demented realm of grindhouse cinema - a world that had grown pretty stale to this point."
‑ Sean O'Connell, Washington Post
"An artless film of amateurishly scripted and staged over-the-top violence"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Great title, but this silly vigilante action movie is so exaggerated, so over-the-top that it is over the hill. It has gone to seed and needs to be weeded."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Gloriously over-the-top blood pudding about a homeless man (Hauer) who goes Dirty Harry on a dead-end town run by sadistic crims."
‑ Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia)
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