Hot Rod (2007) - Comedy, Sport

Hohum Score

8

Engaging

Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.

IMDB: 6.7
Director: Akiva Schaffer
Stars: Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 38 out of 174 found boring (21.83%)

One-line Reviews (99)

This is without a doubt, one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

This silly, pointless and almost plot less production – sort of a cross between "Napoleon Dynamite" and an episode of "Super Dave Osborn" (despite the ultra cheap production values and ham-fisted acting) – is nonetheless one of the funniest films of the summer.

It is worth noting, though, that these moments get very, very close to becoming tiresome by the film's end, and by the time the "cool beans" montage comes around (by which the characters utter these two words over and over until they lose all meaning), I was close to holding my head in my hands.

From some the comments posted here I thought we were going to be bored.

So far, so cartoon, so dull.

And the dialogue is equally predictable.

Also very predictable.

Pointless violence play off like that as humor isn't my cup of tea.

The acting was pretty bad, and the movie overall was just completely dull and boring.

Besides from the jokes the action is enjoyable too.

This movie is wonderfully random, witty and just an all-around entertaining movie.

Reason to Watch: Isla Fisher, Unpredictable Joke.

Even though "Hot Rod" does have a few moments that are good for a chuckle, ultimately it's mildly amusing at best and a sign that this kind of comedy has become trite and tired.

It managed to be another type of comedy; creative, unpredictable, hence rare.

In the top ten worst movies I have ever seen...

Unexpectedly very entertaining.

Funny, witty, and unpredictable.

I won't elaborate on the story too much but the journey involved is highly amusing,engrossing and emotional.

The big laughs were sparse, the plot was uninteresting, and the characters were one dimensional at best.

maybe it's just me,but while watching this movie,i was reminded of Napoleon Dynamite,which i thought was a depressing bore.

Yeah that what I’m talking about the predictable part, the unpredictable parts involve a whole lot of wacky scenarios.

But there were wacky patches, which lifted the film - loved the town all pouring into the street to the rousing music of 'You're the Voice'.

Good movie, funny and entertaining...

This was one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Dumb fun with rousing performances...

Watching paint dry is WAY MORE entertaining.

They were goofy and enjoyable.

Many out of place and unexpected events leave you thinking, "that was really ridiculous.

Frank's a real tough guy who enjoys beating Rod in some real drag out brawls.

An enjoyable one that is a lot of fun, and has a different kind of humor.

This has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Andy Samberg is enjoyable as always, and the supporting characters and cast are fantastic.

As said in the summary, watching paint dry would be a lot more fun than wasting 88 minutes of your life on this pathetic and poorly written movie.

From here, we also meet the predictable love interest, in Denise (Fisher).

If you enjoy movies such as Airplane, Then perhaps you might find this one enjoyable.

With a brief runtime of 88 minutes, this film was long past drawn-out and buried itself beneath a bundle of repetitive jokes – jokes that came at a minority and weren't even funny in the first place.

The film must not have had very good advertisements or TV spots, because it was definitely worth watching and BUYING a ticket to see.

For once, a stupid comedy actually delivered what it promised, unlike the extremely disappointing Napoleon Dynamite, a film that still holds its rightful place as number one on my list of the worst movies of all time.

Hot Rod is mildly funny, somewhat enjoyable, doing little harm in the process.

But by the end of the "Hot Rod" is a pivotal milestone for Andy Samberg, and the future looks good, still "Hot Rod" is far from great, but it gives the true test of time that a bad movie can still be enjoyable.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen.

And that could be one of the top 5 all time worst movies ever.

This is a film that has a plot you can pretty much guess once its set in motion and characters, that while amusing, were all taken off the busiest shelf in the cliché store.

It's different strokes for different folks but I still recommend you save your money and buy some popcorn at Wal-Mart and watch your car radio.

Be prepared to leave the theater knowing your friends will be quoting this movie for a while.

) but the stunts are bad to the point of being utterly ridiculous and too contrived.

Still, the predictability (even though it is meant to be predictable) is a bit of a buzz kill unfortunately.

Horrible acting,Not funny at all, and well just boring.

It's funny, it's entertaining and it's got Andy Samberg.

What little actual humor is clouded by terrible delivery or cliché slapstick "jack-ass-esque" moments in between a hell I cant even begin to explain.

Why did I waste my time and money on something that I suspected would be bad?

The plot is so pointless and poorly executed.

That's the thing about comedies, they are unpredictable in a way.

the part where he falls down the mountain had me yawning.

The whole scene with Rico going crazy on a guy was just pointless.

Samberg in particular has a sort of gangly charm to him and he is kept grounded by some nice "going nowhere" characters from McBride and his other friends.

Definitely enjoyable for Lonely Island fans .

However, my friends and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This is a fun and light hearted movie for all and I highly recommend it.

This movie aside from the asininely cliché main plot, with the winning money and what not.

This little quirk and more are what make Hot Rod a little more satisfying than other films in its genre, and, despite some rather obvious jokes and a criminally underused Will Arnett, it's well worth watching.

He's just annoying, boring and unlikable.

We went to a very very early showing and there was only one other person in the theater and he walked out half way through.

Save your money and your sanity before springing for this one.

I personally feel this is well worth watching and I will be adding it to my DVD collection in short time.

Quite possibly the worst movie I've ever seen; I was ready to walk out after the first ten minutes.

otherwiseDon't waste your time as I did on this one

That's why this movie is a funny action packed movie that you should go see.

Bad Story, But Enjoyable Fun .

Sitting in total boredom during the flight was preferable to this feeble attempt at a film.

My favorite parts are the Footloose sequence which was totally unexpected, the random riot scene, the cool beans scene, the random Chinese guy throwing fliers, the final jump, and the taco vs grilled cheese fight.

One of the worst movies I have seen .

It is a very fun movie that you will likely enjoy from start to finish, it's a very simple story, it's obviously nothing inspirational or uplifting, but it's just a very enjoyable comedy.

Very entertaining & very funny, with a positive message: .

I thought the storyline was too cheesy and boring because you would think this is a Saturday Night Live skit where you could get away with it.

Well i liked Napoleon Dynamite and thought this was a waste of time.

The story drags and is completely predictable up to and including the end (no spoilers here in case Adam Samberg's mom wants to see it).

Just about everything about this was predictable and it just wasn't satisfying.

stay home, don't waste your time, read a book, take take of chores or have yourself a good sandwich.

" in addition, there were a few jokes that just dragged on and on and on.

Probably the worst movie I've seen in years.

One of the worst movies ever...

I thoroughly enjoyed it!

'Hot Rod''s base material is as superficial and irrelevant as 2004's cult hit 'Napoleon Dynamite,' though it's much more contrived and comes without ANY of the laughter.

Arguably the saving grace of this misguided imitation of Napoleon Dynamite (itself an empty, contrived series of try-hard sketches) is the presence of the delightful Isla Fisher.

Hot Rod is a daft but enjoyable film.

I cannot remember the last time I actually had to leave the theater to maintain self preservation.

It was typical, predictable, and retarded in such a way that it belittles the people who watch it.

If you prefer to watch a movie that is a HORRIBLE and complete rip off of Napoleon Dynamite with a ridiculously predictable ending then go right ahead and waste your hard earned money.

it reminded me of every bad, uncomfortably forced cliché that the ignorant failures in the movie industry jam down our throats.

The directing and editing of the film is both stylish and fast paced.

I got up and walked out.

the funniest jokes were unexpected and over very quickly, leaving us sitting there going "WTF just happened?

Don't waste your time, your money, or braincells on this crapfest.

There were only two jokes I can think of that were unpredictable.

The only semi decent thing is Sissy Spacek's acting, but by being in such a bad and pointless film, she just ruined her CV.

The film is pretty boring considering its about a stuntman, and its really mostly idiotic and stupidly silly.

Though as entertaining as it is, it was mildly humorous, no bursting into laugh.

His character is one giant cliché, but Arnett has fun with the role, and next to McShane, provides the most enjoyable performance of the film.