WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > H > Hot Rod > Reviews

Hot Rod Reviews

Hot Rod

Overview


Genre :

Action, Comedy

Release Date :

August 03, 2007

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Akiva Schaffer

Starring :

Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Sissy Spacek, Ian McShane, Brittney Irvin, Mark Acheson, Danny McBride

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 5

“..not every joke hits the mark, but there are enough very funny bits here to warrant a recommendation..”
by David Mercier [Film Judge]
1.5 of 4

“..Just when you want Hot Rod to rev, it stalls..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
1.5 of 4

“..another self-consciously quirky comedy desperate to be "Napoleon Dynamite."..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
2 of 4

“..an inferior Napoleon Dynamite..”
by Stephen Cole [Globe and Mail]
1.5 of 4

“..a tired rehash of every SNL alum's big-screen debut since Adam Sandler's Billy Madison..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
2.5 of 4

“.."Hot Rod" is Hollywood's first real YouTube movie: a bunch of moments clothes-pinned to a line of plot..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Tony Wong [Toronto Star]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Sue Pierman [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Reviewed by Ethan Alter [Film Journal International]
Reviewed by A.O. Scott [NY Times]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

TOMORROWLAND :

“..the movie can conjure up futuristic images, but the story is nothing we haven't seen before...”
by Stephanie Merry [Washington Post]

POLTERGEIST :

“..the spirits may have been willing with Poltergeist but the movie is weak..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE :

“..will make fans of the Japanese animation studio yearn for when Hayao Miyazaki was there. The now-retired maestro of the form had a sense of poetry and lyricism that's sadly missing here..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III :

“..more depravity, more terrible acting..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]

CHOCOLATE CITY :

“..a black riff on a certain stripper movie smash..”
by Roger Moore [Tribune News Service]

ALOFT :

“..the rest of it - the healer, the journalist, the falcons - is just a thick, tedious layer of frost on the window..”
by Katharine Pushkar [NY Daily News]

RETURN TO SENDER :

“..the camera prowls menacingly through the interiors, but the writers seem too content with their improbable conceit to bother with back story or character arcs..”
by David Parkinson [Radio Times]

ROOMMATE WANTED :

“..there's plenty of entertainment value to found. Just don't expect to leave the film with a smile on your face and joy in your heart..”
by Blair Hoyle [Cinema Slasher]

CAROL :

“..it is a creamily sensuous, richly observed piece of work, handsomely detailed and furnished..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]

YOUTH :

“..Youth has a wan eloquence and elegance, though freighted with sentimentality and a strangely unearned and uninteresting macho-geriatric regret for lost time, lost film projects, lost love..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]