Thursday, 30 July 2015

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011, Jason Eisener)

 I can't believe that it took me so long to get round to seeing this flick. I expected an enjoyable timewaster, and whilst this isn't a film that could be described as edifying, wholesome or carrying a socio-political message, it's one of the most fun movies i've seen in a helluva long time!

Rutger Hauer, almost as much a veteran of the cack 'n' sleazy side of cinema as the late lamented Charles Napier, gives his best performance in years here (he hasn't been this cool since he essayed the role of a sightless ninja in "Blind Fury") as the titular transient pushed beyond his limits by an unforgiving society. Great fun is to be had by all as our homeless hero punishes wrongdoers, including that guy from "Lexx" (Brian Downey, clearly relishing his role as the villainous Drake), and protects a hot streetwalker (Molly Dunsworth), whose cute Canadian pronunciation of "oot" made me feel all funny inside, like i was a human with emotions and that.
All good unclean fun, with some of the most hilariously OTT torture and killing scenes i have seen in a long time, Here's to living vicariously through a vigilante vagabond. A demonic derelict of destruction, who's mad as hell and sure ain't gonna take it any more. Genius.

And if that isn't enough, the closing credits song is only 'Run With Us' from '90s cartoon classic "The Raccoons"! Words cannot describe how sublimely silly this is.


  1. I did wonder if this film was going to be one of those "great name, terrible film" concepts in action, but now I am intrigued...

  2. It's the most fun i've had with my pants on. It's sublimely OTT in almost every way conceivable. And quite a few inconceivable.

  3. The shotgun has always been the weapon of choice for the working-class hero seeking justice in an unfair, authoritarian world.