Hot Rod

Smack destiny in the face


Hot Rod
A young man has grown up in the shadow of his step father, who regularly beats him up. He wants to be a famous stuntman, but is a spectacular failure at this, even though in his mind he is as good as Evil Knievel. Then his step dad has heart problems, and needs an operation. Our luckless stuntman decides to do a jump to raise money... jumping over one more bus than Evil was able to. Will he succeed, and will this get him the respect he so craves from his step father? And will this convince the babe that she belongs with him?

88 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language).
Comedy.

Showtimes

Anything Evil can do, I can do better...
Anything Evil can do, I can do better...

Credits

Cast
Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Danny R. McBride, Isla Fisher, Sissy Spacek, Ian McShane, Will Arnett
Director
Akiva Schaffer
ScreenplayPam Brady
MusicTrevor Rabin
CinematographyAndrew Dunn
EditingMalcolm Campbell
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorUIP
Made in2007
Produced byParamount Pictures, SNL Films, SNL Studios, Broadway Video, The Lonely Island

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreSome
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsComedy but with a slightly maniac and dark edge to it. This might need parental guidance and oversight.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry quote iconMind-numbingly unfunny drivel that will rob you of the will to live.
1
Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof quote iconAl val van die grappies plat, is sy hart op die regte plek.
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
8
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconMost 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.
6
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconWith 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.
5
BBC
Paul Arendt quote iconA succession of failed stunts and disastrous pratfalls of the kind you might find any day of the week on YouTube.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe movie is funny because it is sincere.
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconDaredevilled ham
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconI laughed, then I wished it was funnier, then I just wished it would end.
8
ScreenIt
quote iconGood for a momentary laugh or two but never transcending or escaping from the SNL meets Napoleon Dynamite vibe that runs throughout it.
7
Metacritic.com
27 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
87 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA few funny scenes can't save the disjointed Hot Rod.
7

What the People say

Internet
2987 Netizens quote iconFunny? Hell Yeah.
13

Average .. 42%

8




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