Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

I've dubbed this film: "What Troma Entertainment would do if they had a big budget".

This was just a fun movie. It didn't take itself too seriously and went way over the top without any apologies. it has a nice cast of outrageous characters and a very simple revenge story. And it's nice to see that Rutger Hauer still has it when it comes to playing a psycho.

A hobo (Rutger Hauer) rides the rails to a town that is completely over-run by crime and corruption. After getting his ass kicked for trying to rescue a kind-hearted prostitute (Molly Dunsworth) he decides to start cleaning up the town by blasting away the scumbags with a shotgun.

It is a bloodbath, but in the campy sort of way. The showy villain (Brian Downey) has never met a debauchery he didn't like and his two sons are stumbling over one another to walk in daddy's footsteps. You can almost picture the writers sitting around a table and thinking of the worst possible things you can do... like set fire to a busload of children or start a "Kill the Homeless" campaign.

Don't expect a lot of gripping suspense or deep drama here. Just sit back and enjoy the messy ride.

Film Information: Hobo With A Shotgun

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