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HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (2011)

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HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (2011)

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The Buzz:

     In this homage to 70's grindhouse ultra-violence Rutger Hauer plays a Hobo in a downtrodden world who picks up a shotgun and slowly takes out the evil gangsters that rule the land.  Wrath on both sides ensues and the film goes exactly where you expect it to go.  What it lacks in story it makes up for with a big dose of Rutger Freaking Hauer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life of the Party:

     This film was actually born like Machete, it was a faux trailer on Grindhouse when it was originally aired in Canada.  So expect ultra-violence from the get go.  If you are the type of person who loved Grindhouse and can handle a film that is meant to be not serious in the least then you will enjoy every second of this film.  But the real gem is Rutger Hauer, he brightens every scene he is in with gunfire as well as blood.  Plus just like Danny Trejo in Machete he is the shining light in this flick.

 

 

Wearing the latest in hobo fashion.

 

Potential Hangovers:

     The film drags when you try to put other characters into the film, and the acting is a bit rough when Rutger isn't on camera.  Some may criticize the film because it breaks some filmmaking rules and acts to the camera, but I see that more as charm than anything else.  The mainstream crowd will immediatley discard this film as trash right about the time a man's head is torn off using a manhole cover and a van, or perhaps just at the title, but to each their own.

 

 

Redefines a shot to the nuts...

 

The Vibe: Casual Gathering

     Like with most Faux-Grindhouse the right people and the right drinks can turn this film into a hilarious outing and an enjoyable experience.  The poor sequences in the film can easily be forgotten when you remember that Rutger is waiting with his shotgun around the next corner.  This film can also be enjoyed sober as well as by your lonesome with some time to burn, but much better with friends.

 

Plus/Minus:

+- Grindhouse Violence

+ Rutger Hauer

+ Rutger Freaking Hauer!

+- Ultra Violence

- Non Rutger Acting

 

 

 

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