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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What works, wonderfully, are the falls, the punch-outs (his brawls with Stepdad are brutal throw-downs) and waiting for that next accident to happen."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Started to go bad about the time someone in casting said, "You know what? I'll bet America is just about ready for the comedy stylings of Sissy Spacek.""
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"People like me who are fans of sophomoric humor, it's a hoot."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The results are barely worth an illegal download."
‑ Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix
"Hot Rod emerges as a daffy, dorky summer surprise, a silly comedy of non sequiturs that feels like a cockeyed collaboration between Will Ferrell and Mel Brooks."
‑ Alonso Duralde, MSNBC
"If you're looking for plausibility, this is not your movie. If you're looking for laughs, this is not your movie. If you like seeing delusional overgrown adolescents fall down a lot, then this one's for you."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Samberg can't carry this, though director Akiva Schaffer supplies some hilarious, Jackass-style wipeouts."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"A perennial problem with comedy from regular collaborators is that the results feel too much like friends' in-jokes."
‑ , Film4
"Oh, Napoleon Dynamite! What have you wrought? [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"...comes off as precisely the sort of silly and nonsensical piece of work that one might've expected..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"We know from the Lazy Sunday bits Samberg's a funny guy, but he doesn't have enough to work with here."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Imagine a Stand by Me on wheels, with dialogue spoken by 20-something actors instead of 12-year-olds, and you have the essence of the script."
‑ Tony Wong, Toronto Star
"Awesomely dumb slapstick is for teens and adults only."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"...comedy is a subjective thing, and what makes one person laugh may simply bore someone else. Hod Rod bored me."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Cell phones, the Internet, '80s fashion and '70s style are all thrown together for a winning combination."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
More reviews for Hot Rod on Rotten Tomatoes

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