Monday, August 1, 2011

The Cinematheque Reviews: Hobo With A Shotgun

"Delivering justice, one shell at a time..."  This is the tagline that accompanies the quite fun new revenge-action flick, Hobo With A Shotgun (can we call this neo-grindhouse? -- of course we can! -- and I do in my review as a matter-of-fact).  This tagline, along with its outrageously pinpoint title, pretty much sums the film up rather nicely.  Sure the film is purposely over the top (can you believe this is a major critical concern for some!?) and the gore flies with a giddy and quite gruesome bravura (as it damn well should in such a genre) which scares many of the weaker set off, but in the end (and what a Grand Guignol ending it happens to be) Hobo With A Shotgun is a (pun very much intended) blast to watch. My review of said blast of a film is up and running over at The Cinematheque.  Read it at your own risk.


Bilge said...

Nice review. I liked the film as well, though I think I found it a bit more operatic and disturbing than you did. It really kind of takes you to a deeply nihilistic place, when you think about it -- far less "fun" than MACHETE.

Kevyn Knox said...


Yeah, perhaps I just don't have much of a conscious. But yes, certainly operatic.