Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 49

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Directed by: Jason Eisener
Starring: Rutger Hauer (Hobo), Molly Dunsworth (Abby), Brian Downey (Drake), Gregory Smith (Slick), Nick Bateman (Ivan)
Country: Canada; Effed Up Canadian Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:26:08
Genres: Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Prostitution

Plot – Spoilers:
In a world straight out of a game, a hobo tries to stay low and keep out of trouble. All he wants is a lawnmower, so he can earn a living rather than wait on stray coins from passerbys. But instead of the lawnmower, a shotgun is forced on him and he goes where no shotgun has gone before.

The Hobo looks like Anthony Hopkins and sneers like Clint Eastwood, while reminding us that The Hitcher is not on this website yet.

Hobo with a Shotgun is downright ridiculous at times, but the gore is clean and it has plenty of nods to other films and incidents, most notably during the schoolbus burning scene where the song Disco Inferno plays – a reference to the murder of Suzanne Capper where the killers sang the line “Burn baby burn” while setting the victim on fire.

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November 18, 2021 10:51 am

If you like this movie check out cherry 2000 (1987).

November 18, 2021 3:06 pm

one of my fav’s. thanks, effedup. “let’s fuck.”

November 19, 2021 8:32 am

Been wanting to see this one for awhile now. Definetly live up to the hype. Thanks again EUM.

Zed Man
Zed Man
November 20, 2021 8:58 am

Never heard of this one tbh but looking forward to it. Rutger Hauer always plays the bad guy in films, I think he just has that look. His standout role would have to be ”The Hitcher”, one of the awesomest films ever. Also starred opposite Sly Stallone in ”Nighthawks”, another great movie, not to mention numerous others.

November 20, 2021 9:30 pm

I think vic has the hots for zed man.get a room xxx

November 24, 2021 12:09 am

LOL, this is a good film. It IS worth a watch. 6.1 IMDB…the over the top ridiculous scenes are
how the hobo sees things….through an exaggerated lens; all of it is purposeful and meaningful.
This film is an allegory for the tribulation. Hobo is Michael, the pros/teacher is christ, or the literal exaltation of God as her name suggests Abby means the joy/exultation/rejoicing of God.
Drake…as his name suggests, is the dragon/monster/satan. Look it up. Also the name drake is associated with the number 3. he is the head of the snake. There are countless references in this film to all of this,
including biblical, norse, and gaelic mythology. The homeless stand for those left behind after the rapture. Michael sends Satan and his soldiers back to hell….(see scene where slick gets taken by burning bus to hell). So much more to see and comment on…so many easter eggs, but uh…
rewatch it with this in mind.

The White Horseman
The White Horseman
December 6, 2021 6:55 am

A bit boring. Seen it all before.

February 27, 2022 7:56 pm

So bad , that it’s better than good…

March 26, 2022 11:33 pm

over the top gore and action, fun