Hobo With a Shotgun
Hobo With a Shotgun (2011)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 6, 2011
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2011
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It certainly isn't subtle -- or even terribly smart -- but as a gleefully gory homage to low-budget exploitation thrillers, Hobo with a Shotgun packs plenty of firepower.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Sick but fun.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

It's all in good fun and sometimes a little clever; "Hobo" shoots low and scores an explosive spray of guts, if not glory.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

... a blood-spattered love letter to the grindhouse vengeance movie by first-time filmmakers who, as Spinal Tap might put it, crank everything up to 11.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Gore hounds will appreciate Hobo with a Shotgun, but it is so wan that even squeamish viewers will shrug it off with a yawn.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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.

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Scott Weinberg

It's nice to find a wacky movie that knows how to employ "shock value" violence with some degree of timing and cleverness.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The movie just blows chunks.

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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post

"Hobo" breathes new life into the demented realm of grindhouse cinema - a world that had grown pretty stale to this point.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

You get what you pay for with a movie like this. The question is whether it was worth paying for at all.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Curtis Lilly
Pretty fucked up. But then again, it's got Rutger Hauer so I'm not complaining.
Christopher Heim
Intentionally trashy, gritty, and ultra-violent, this piece of exploitation homage is as good as anyone could expect from a movie titled 'Hobo With a… More
Chris Weber
Dear God. This movie.....as far as contemporary grindhouse films (and homages to them go), this is one of the better ones. It's also one of the sickest,… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] An incredibly brave and intense film, Hobo with a Shotgun is one of my favourite… More
Sam Barnett
It takes a little time to understand what "Hobo With a Shotgun" is trying to do, but once it clicks, it becomes apparent that this is a brilliantly… More
Spencer S.
A trashy, gritty, exploitative piece of seminal garbage, Hobo with a Shotgun is entertaining in a small scope. Originally a fake trailer for the… More