Rubber (2011)

RUBBER is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 1, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 7, 2011
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A clever premise gets plenty of comic blood and violence, but its hampered by some questionable storytelling techniques from director Quentin Dupieux.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

"Rubber" is a silly thing. But it doesn't stop at silly.

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Jason Anderson
Cinema Scope

In the hands of nearly any other filmmaker, the result probably wouldn't match the standards expected even by the least discerning Troma Studio devotee.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Rubber will undoubtedly be the best film about a round, hollow serial killer released this year.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

More a deadpan art provocation than a real movie, Rubber is spun out like a musical theme through a series of variations.

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Violet Lucca
The L Magazine

Rubber may not be everyone's comedic go-to, but certainly it's a sui generis indie that doesn't portend to be anything more than its 86 minutes.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

If "Rubber'' was half as smart as it is clever, we might be talking gonzo midnight four-star classic here.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Goofily amusing for 85 minutes, and a fitting B-feature to the E.T. comedy "Paul."

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It offers a lame one-joke premise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Through binoculars, a band of spectators in the desert watch the story of a sentient telekinetic tire who kills, for no reason. Strange, meta-clever and pretty… More
Ken Stachnik
Quentin's Dupieux gets points for being totally commitment to the ridiculous premise. It is however a little long at 85 minutes as the "plot"… More
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Tim Salmons
Rubber has got to be the most bizarre and interesting film that I've seen this year, and that's over Out, which I found to be postively off its… More
Alex roy
Average comedy horror about a killer tire. Yeah...You heard that right. Other than its ridiculous premise, this is a slow paced film that is pretty fun, and… More
Chris Weber
Oh, man. I don't really know where to begin, aside from saying that you will either enjpoy this movie, or you will despise it. If you are baffled by it,… More