Awful Film Friday… Hobo with a Shotgun Review (2011)

Hobo with a Shotgun Review

It’s time for my Hobo with a Shotgun review, yes It’s that time of the week which means another Awful Film Friday movie review.

Brace yourselves as I look at a 2011 film starring Rutger Hauer. This film seems to have received quite a bit of attention and some think it’s a bit of a cult classic, well it’s time to find out.

  • Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
  • Genre: Horror, Black Comedy
  • Directed by Jason Eisener
  • Written by John Davies
  • Music by Alexander Rosborough
  • Cinematography by Karim Hussain
  • UK Rating 18
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Momentum Pictures
  • Starring Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, Brian Downey, Gregory Smith, Nick Bateman


Like it has one right? The title is the plot not too much more to add really.

Rutger Hauer plays a hobo how arrives in Hope Town and finds it a lawless place run by the Drake family. When the hobo attempts to make a citizen’s arrest he finds even the police are part of the problem.

His intention upon arriving in town was to buy a lawn mower and start up a business mowing lawns. Having become completely disillusion he buys a shotgun instead and begins cleaning up the town.

Style / Direction

It kind of looks amateurish and all over the place in terms of camera work and style. I guess it sort of fits the genre but I for one am not a fan of the look.

Music / Audio Effects

Angry, mad perfect for the style the filmmakers I think we’re looking for.

Acting / Characters

I’ll try to be kind, the acting is far from good. The thing is it’s not really supposed to be great as far as I can see. The best two in Hobo with a Shotgun are probably Rutger Hauer and the young women, Abby (Molly Dunsworth) whom befriends him.

The Drakes are meant to be over the top but really don’t make the grade in acting terms.

Conclusion: Hobo with a Shotgun Review

Only watch if you have had a few beers or have friends over and are looking for something so bad it’s actually quite fun to watch, providing you have consumed enough alcohol. The good news if you do choose to go for Hobo with a Shotgun, it can be had for around £3.

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Conclusion: Hobo with a Shotgun Blu-ray Review

Clearly the picture and sound are outstanding as its new film but what else do you get when you purchase the Blu-ray version?


  • Audio Commentaries
  • The Making of Hobo with a Shotgun
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Interviews
  • Blogs
  • Trailers

Plenty of behind the scenes interviews giving an insight of how Hobo with a Shotgun became a feature film.

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) Blu-ray is available now from Amazon priced £2.99 (as of date of review)

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Hobo with a Shotgun Blu-ray Review (2011)

Popcorn Cinema Rating:

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)




Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster with the trailer…

Clip not be representative of the Blu-ray version

That’s my Hobo with a Shotgun review, if you have any thoughts on this film leave them in the comment section below:

What Do You Think?
Summary: Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) Blu-ray Review
Hobo with a Shotgun Blu-ray Review (2011)

Movie title: Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Director(s): Jason Eisener

Actor(s): Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, Brian Downey

Genre: Action

  • Movie Rating
  • Blu-ray Rating


A film best watched having consumed alcohol.