Hobo with a Shotgun

Hobo with a Shotgun

Jason Eisener (2011)

18 Certificate


Our Score
In this gleefully inventive bloodbath, Rutger Hauer adds another iconic role to a screen CV that includes Blade Runner and The Hitcher. He stars as the indignant tramp who turns vigilante and sets about cleaning the mean streets of Hope City from lowlife trash, sexual predators, corrupt officials and gangster slime. Jason Eisener's film began life as a fake trailer that was included in the Canadian release of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's B-movie celebration Grindhouse, but unlike the similarly spawned Machete this expanded release is perfectly balanced between imitation and parody. While extreme splatter matters to Eisener, it's his infectious pulp energy, jet-black humour and witty flourishes that give the edgy violence a joyous shock value above the exploitation norm. The cartoon viciousness and wild overacting only add to the winningly exuberant excess of what is a startling feature debut for the director.


A homeless man drifting across America wanders into a city that is dominated by a family of gangsters and awash with crime and corruption. While caught up in a pawn shop robbery, he finally snaps and takes up a shotgun to unleash his own brand of lethal vigilante justice. Action thriller, starring Rutger Hauer and Gregory Smith.

Cast & Crew

Hobo Rutger Hauer
Slick Gregory Smith
Abby Molly Dunsworth
Drake Brian Downey
Ivan Nick Bateman
Logan Rob Wells
Otis Drew O'Hara
Santa Brian Jamieson
Director Jason Eisener
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Momentum PicturesGuidance: Contains violence. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 15 Jul 2011