• Quan_Chi

    ★½ Watched by Quan_Chi 21 Apr, 2015 1

    Too self-aware. I think that's my problem with exploitation films as a whole. "Look how fucked up I can be!" isn't the mission statement I look for in a film as a general rule. The people behind this film are its gimmick's own biggest fans and it gets old and stale about a half hour in.

    It's the difference between Salo, and something like this or Sweet Movie. Is your disturbing, messed up imagery being used to enhance and accentuate…

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  • Eathan

    ★★★★ Added by Eathan

    An over the top send up of 70s and 80s exploitation movies that delivers on it's premise without turning into a joke. Funny, violent and genuine.

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  • wildestpenfield

    ★★★ Added by wildestpenfield

    Well, on the one hand, it's the only one of the Grindhouse films thus far to exceed my expectations (and actually, the only one aside from the first Machete I didn't actively dislike)... but on the other, it actually isn't a very good film (sinking to almost Troma levels at times), except for two things: One is a fantastic central performance from Rutger Hauer, who treats the titular role with more dignity and gravitas than it (or pretty much any…

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  • Brent Paton

    ★★½ Watched by Brent Paton 31 Mar, 2015

    Interesting retro film experiment. Seems strange at first, but once you accept the over-the-top camp and gratuitous gore and subject matter it's pretty funny. At least it stays true to its tone and goes all out. Some great lines and never boring. I'm going to guess Molly Dunsworth is Canadian because of her 'ou' pronunciation.

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  • James Clark

    ★★★★★ Watched by James Clark 30 Mar, 2015

    Hope Town is a city where crime rules, and there is only one man that clean the streets .....

    Here is a low budget exploitation flick that is a complete homage to the classic grindhouse flicks of the 1970's. The story is deliberately thin, and has pretty much every cliché in the book, but it is the last 20 minutes where all semblance of sanity is thrown out of the window and the viewer is presented with something that is…

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  • Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    ★★★ Added by Cameron M. Gambas Johnson 1

    Ridiculous.

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  • t-hom

    ★★ Watched by t-hom 20 Mar, 2015

    Perhaps this films is just so bad it's good. It is a genius homage to exploitation films of old, with star Hauer being pretty boss as a vigilante bum. There isn't much here for those who don't like grindhouse cinema already, but for those who do, this is a fun ride.

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  • Eric

    Added by Eric

    Fucking bad ass.

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  • Cactus Matt

    ★★½ Watched by Cactus Matt 13 Mar, 2015

    A very mean-spirited film, even though it fancies itself as a darkly comic romp. The violence is over the top but perpetrated against too many innocents to be consistently funny. Tonally schizophrenic and dreary to sit through despite a riotous colour palette and fun soundtrack.

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  • splisken

    ★★★★ Added by splisken

    A hobo (rutger hauer) turns up at a town with a plan to beg enough money to able to afford a lawnmower so he can start his own business. unfortunately he has arrived at a town over run with crime and general nastiness, at one point one of the bad guys gets on a school bus with a flamethrower and cooks all the kids alive. its not a happy place to live. suffice to say the lawnmower plan goes tits…

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  • Patrick Devitt

    ★½ Watched by Patrick Devitt 02 Mar, 2015

    Jason Eisener's Hobo with a Shotgun begins with a man with a manhole cover around his neck being placed into a manhole. Now, a man places a coil of barbed wire around his neck that is attached to his car. They drive off, therefore decapitating the man. Blood sprays everywhere and a woman dances over the blood that is spraying like water from a fire hydrant out of his neck. This sets the mood for the rest of the film.…

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  • fatpie42

    ½ Watched by fatpie42 08 Aug, 2011

    Another movie in the Grindhouse style, but this time it's not from Tarantino or Rodriguez and it's starring Rutger Hauer. Now, I absolutely love Rutger Hauer. I was impressed to hear that he improvised the best lines in the Blade Runner movie. However, the movies which I love him for include Split Second (or "Rutger Hauer: Demon Hunter" as I like to call it) a horror-comedy/"buddy cop" movie where Rutger Hauer is hunting a demonic murderer that only he can…

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