Are you TIRED of the expected?
In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.
Sort of a nice concept but completely wears thin and pops after about 30 minutes. This thing is not the awesome piece of genre fare that it could've been. Would've worked great as a short. Seriously, the novelty of watching a tire shake for a second and then seeing a head explode starts to really lose its lustre after the 15th take. Boring boring boring.
Rubber couldve been a movie about condoms. Or the environment. Even a mobster biopic about a gangster who calls himself "Rubber." But its not either of those. its about a living car tire that can explode objects using mind powers.
If "the most powerful element of style is no meaning" than Rubber must be the pinnacle of style right? It has no meaning. It's about tire that can explode people's brains in a world where fake isn't distinguishable from real life. And it just so happens to be so stupidly delightful.
I knew I liked the movie at the point where the tire learns he can explode living objects. He explodes a bunny and then goes bouncing and swerving around…
Film #13 in Driver’s December Death Penalty AKA The December Project , which is part of Cinebro's The December Challenge. 1 month, 100 movies.
"Ladies, gentlemen, the film you are about to see today is an homage to the "no reason" - that most powerful element of style." - Lieutenant Chad
This is probably the oddest re-watch I've ever had. While my friend kept looking across at me, baffled, I just kept telling him that he was never going to get it, and that he should just stop asking questions and enjoy it for what it was. He calmed down, but didn't enjoy it at all. Personally, I loved it.
In fact, I love every inch of this.…
Movie no. 2 on the list of movies Drive wants me to watch.
I liked this movie.
It is obvious this film will find a devoted following but it left me stone cold. It tries far too hard to be quirky whilst doing nothing interesting with the premise at all. At best this is a mildly entertaining short film but they stretch it far beyond what the concept will allow. Murderous inanimate objects are nothing new in cinema from The Refrigerator to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. None of these films are ever really great but they do provide some B-movie charms and still at least try and tell a story. Rubber on the other hand is a one-joke movie when the joke isn't all that funny to begin with.
Sure, the idea of a car tyre…
Man, it looks like a lot of people didn't really get this movie. Which I was wondering about, considering it's eccentricities. I loved this movie, beautifully shot, and one of the most original movies I've ever seen.
Why do I love Quentin Dupieux's barmy horror Rubber... No reason.
Loved it because it was different form most movies. But, it isn't as good as the director thinks.
I thought this would've been an absurd, mindelessly fun movie that would've just provided some dumb laughs.
Instead, Rubber is an extremely dull film, that even feels too ridiculous for it's own plot. I didn't enjoy this one at all.
Just brilliant. An absurdist dark comedy and a much better commentary on the voyeuristic impulse of audiences and the exploitative/parasitic nature of the industry.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The second oddest movie I've seen (Southland Tales is number one). An offbeat soundtrack sets the tempo to this tale of a rubber tire's killing spree. The ridiculous moments are hilarious and the gore is well done, but any momentum this movie gains is left at home. With such a largely head shaking premise it's no wonder that the payoff falls so flat.
When a murderous sentient tire is the least weird thing about a movie, you know you've got something special.
I can't really explain much without giving things away, but I had to take off a half-star because I don't entirely agree with the opening thesis of the movie. After that original statement, the movie goes so far in a different direction that it was more than able to win me back.
Recommended if you like meta commentary, head explosions, binoculars, and workout videos.
Gets off to an amazingly good start; the absurdism runs a little dry by the end, but this is a special film.