'Rubber' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   3 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   74 reviews
  • Manohla Dargis New York Times (Top Critic)
    80
    By embracing irrationality as his operating principle (or at least by pretending to), Mr. Dupieux lets himself off the narrative hook.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Philip French Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    It's arch, quirky stuff and, approached in the right spirit, rather entertaining.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    60
    Sometimes I sensed something a little conceited about Rubber. But it's a road movie with a difference, that's for sure.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post (Top Critic)
    75
    "Rubber" is a silly thing. But it doesn't stop at silly.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    50
    If "Rubber'' was half as smart as it is clever, we might be talking gonzo midnight four-star classic here.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Karina Longworth Village Voice (Top Critic)
    An essay on storytelling and spectatorship within When Inanimate Objects Attack schlock -- one infused with the haunting aura and disillusionment of a post-Easy Rider road movie -- Rubber is some kind of miracle.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Glenn Kenny MSN Movies (Top Critic)
    50
    The potshots made at horror film audiences, and/or film audiences in general, are ... slipshod.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Richard Brody New Yorker (Top Critic)
    A strikingly clever parody of bloody road thrillers of the nineteen-seventies...
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    67
    Rubber will undoubtedly be the best film about a round, hollow serial killer released this year.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    70
    Your enjoyment of French filmmaker Quentin's Dupieux's movie depends in large part on your capacity to enjoy the absurd. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Leslie Felperin Variety (Top Critic)
    Pic offers auds few reasons to want to see it beyond its one-joke premise.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    Picture Monty Python writ ing an unusually odd "Twilight Zone" episode directed by surrealist Luis Bunuel. Or just empty your mind of all sense: This is "Rubber."
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    50
    An exercise in horrific absurdity that is neither as scary nor as amusing as it hopes to be.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Eric Kohn indieWIRE (Top Critic)
    With playful self-reflexivity, Dupieux uses his central gimmick to satirize the nature of cinematic conceits.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Liam Lacey Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    50
    More a deadpan art provocation than a real movie, Rubber is spun out like a musical theme through a series of variations.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Justin Lowe Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Nobody's safe -- least of all moviegoers -- with a killer tire on the loose.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Robert Abele Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    70
    "Rubber" has anthropomorphic, head-scratching fun with its gory B-movie trappings, silly music cues, self-referential comedy and deliberately off-kilter acting.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Ali Gray TheShiznit.co.uk
    80
    Rubber won't be everyone's cup of tea, but as curios go, it's among the more watchable movies about killer tyres you're likely to see this year.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Eric D. Snider EricDSnider.com
    75
    The 82-minute film feels a bit stretched, but not as much as you'd expect with a premise this odd.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Walter Chaw Film Freak Central
    13
    a hipster movie, affectedly exhausted and cocksure with no justification for it. And like anything hipster, you sort of want to kick it in the teeth.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Beth Accomando KPBS.org
    60
    The result is something akin to Luis Bunuel or Samuel Beckett making a 70s exploitation film.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Mike Scott Times-Picayune
    63
    Audicious and wonderfully offbeat ... it's a fun one to talk about -- if only for the opportunity to shake your head in amused disbelief at what you just saw.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Grae Drake Movies.com
    70
    This movie is totally fantastic.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Keith Cohen Entertainment Spectrum
    50
    The amplified sound effects and the remarkable mobility displayed by Bob without resorting to computer-enhanced special effects are the film's greatest strengths. If you have 82 minutes to kill, you may derive a...
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Brent Simon Shared Darkness
    80
    If you see only one film this year about a psychokinetic tire that roams the dusty American southwest exploding the heads of those get in his way, it should definitely be Quentin Dupieux's Rubber.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
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