Smack destiny in the face
Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Danny R. McBride, Isla Fisher, Sissy Spacek, Ian McShane, Will Arnett
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Paramount Pictures, SNL Films, SNL Studios, Broadway Video, The Lonely Island|
|Comments||Comedy but with a slightly maniac and dark edge to it. This might need parental guidance and oversight.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Zane Henry Mind-numbingly unfunny drivel that will rob you of the will to live.
Francois Bloemhof Al val van die grappies plat, is sy hart op die regte plek.
|Mail & Guardian|
Shaun de Waal
Peter Feldman Most of the sight gags fall flat and the inspiring moments can be counted on one finger, even though there are references to cheesy Eighties fare such as Flashdance and Footloose, where they desperately try to raise a giggle.
Ivan Sadler With some merciless editing, Hot Rod could have been the most jaw achingly funny 20 minutes you'd see this year. Instead it's just bad bigscreen TV.
Paul Arendt A succession of failed stunts and disastrous pratfalls of the kind you might find any day of the week on YouTube.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The movie is funny because it is sincere.
Jason Anderson Daredevilled ham
Peter Travers I laughed, then I wished it was funnier, then I just wished it would end.
Good for a momentary laugh or two but never transcending or escaping from the SNL meets Napoleon Dynamite vibe that runs throughout it.
Tomatometer A few funny scenes can't save the disjointed Hot Rod.
What the People say
2987 Netizens Funny? Hell Yeah.
Average .. 42%