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      Hobo With a Shotgun

      2011, Action/Adventure, 1h 26m

      120 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      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. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Hoping for heaven but finding an urban hell, a homeless man (Rutger Hauer) takes aim at a crime boss and the man's sadistic sons (Gregory Smith, Nick Bateman).

      • Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Jason Eisener

      • Producer: Rob Cotterill, Niv Fichman, Frank Siracusa

      • Writer: John Davies

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $703.0K

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      • Distributor: Magnet Releasing

      • Production Co: Alliance

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      • Oct 28, 2017

        A very violent low budget movie that packs one hell of a punch at times, It's not afraid to cross lines and that's what makes this film stand out, Not greatly acted and the story kind of loses its whole purpose in the end but if has some pretty over the top kills that were very very bloody at times, If you're into the whole Grindhouse thing then this will be right up your street, It's also worth a watch if you like brainless action films with lots of blood too.

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      • Jan 14, 2014

        Beware of the hobo that delivers justice one shell at a time! Parents smile while bodies pile! Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, famous for playing the leader of the renegade Nexus-6 replicant group Roy Batty in Blade Runner (1982), comes up with a blast... and a fucking shotgun! He executes his personal justice at every corner. A film of this nature was done in order to be divisive. I see comments claiming that Troma-like ultraviolence and exploitation boundaries filling the blood-red screen is fine, but there are just "certain" scenes that they cannot accept, like the infamous school bus scene. LOL!! It's really funny how, no matter how depraved and inhuman the acts depicted in the film can reach, there are just "some contents" that cannot be accepted. That's morally ambiguous and completely contradictory: accepting certain evil deeds but rejecting some others out of repulse. How were those boundaries established? How come "moral" never plays its role in the audience watching these demented feasts, but it does in scenes that cross the line? What "line", really? What is it that defines the "lines" in society and tolerance today? But Grindhouse never cared about anybody, not even the children, haha. People that were surprised by such content in this film and claim themselves to be "Grindhouse fans" have not clearly seen enough Grindhouse movies (I won't spoil which films did the same thing to avoid spoilers for fans)! Even Guillermo Del Toro likes to kill them slowly. Jason Eisener certainly does not care either. The film is a celebration (and not necessarily a glorification) of an anarchic and lawless town that compiles in less than 90 minutes everything that you could think is wrong with people today. Cinema is escapist media, and an art form, and Hobo with a Shotgun is art. Exploitative, vile, immoral, trashy, cheap, sensationalist, hilarious, fantastical, depraved, [insert controversial adjectives here...], but not worthless. Hurray for the directors that take big chances today and have their target audience perfectly defined, unlike the inferior Grindhouse attempts of two famous fanboys named Tarantino and Rodriguez. The last 26 minutes brought terrific goods that I was expecting the whole film to appreciate too: the score was fine and 80s moody, the violence never hesitated, the Plague was an awesome cult-like trademark, and it put dark colors - mainly golden, red and purple illumination - to effective use. Add to that an awesome soundtrack right there at the ending credits, and you have something special between your hands. I just wished it had been given a cheaper, atmospheric, sort-of-Italian midnight look so that it coincided with the score and we would have had a completely dark ride! 76/100

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      • Aug 20, 2013

        Pretty fucked up. But then again, it's got Rutger Hauer so I'm not complaining.

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      • May 10, 2013

        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 executed homage to a very peculiar period in pop culture history.

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