Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Hobo With a Shotgun Review

Posted on

Rutger Hauer, Hobo with a Shotgun | HOBO MAYHEM Rutger Hauer plays the homeless vigilante in Hobo With a Shotgun
Karim Hussain

Hobo with a Shotgun

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
86 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/06/11
performer:
Pasha Ebrahimi, Rutger Hauer, Robb Wells
director:
Jason Eisener
distributor:
Magnet
author:
Jason Eisener
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

A hobo (Rutger Hauer, all grime, wrinkles, and too-good-for-a-hobo teeth) hops off a freight train in a nameless North American Gomorrah run by a sadistic crime king (Brian Downey). Then said hobo cleans up the place by shooting buckets full of guts. He also protects a nice, very Canadian hooker (Molly Dunsworth). Of course, there’s a pomo twist to the whole overeager enterprise, in all its theoretical, film-school charm: Similar to 2010’s Machete, the movie was born from a fake ? trailer commissioned by Grindhouse directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. (also available via on demand) B?