Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Hobo with a Shotgun (4½ Stars)

This is the ultimate grindhouse vigilante film. It's a faithful replication of the gore films from the early 1980's, in particular the Italian films. I hesitated a long time before buying this film, not sure if I would like it, but I needn't have worried. The young film makers Jason Eisener and John Davies have created a magnificent piece of art on a minimal budget. The violence is over the top, turning the film into a surreal symphony of blood.

It's a tale that everyone can relate to. Every decent person, at least. A simple homeless man arrives in a new town and is horrified by the crime and lawlessness. When he discovers that the police are corrupt he takes the law into his own hands. It's the story of an underdog: one man can make a difference. All he needs is a gun.

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