• Released
  • August 3, 2007
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 1 min
  • Drama
  • 1,731 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A teenager (James Lydon) comes under suspicion when his car is involved in a fatal hit-and-run.

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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Just funny enough.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
For connoisseurs of stupidity, Hot Rod is that perfect delicacy: A silly movie about ridiculous characters that's also actually funny....
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Rod is played by Andy Samberg from "Saturday Night Live," who on the basis of this film, I think, could become a very big star.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
If the movie weren't so playfully dumb -- did you ever think you'd see Ian McShane throw Andy Samberg through a basement shelving unit? --...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

Wait until the best parts pop up on YouTube.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
In what universe would you expect to see Andy Samberg, Ian McShane and Sissy Spacek in the same movie? You have to give the makers of Hot...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Unfortunately, the gags start to wear thin shortly around the 15-minute mark, not to mention the fact that they pale in comparison to the...
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I laughed, then I wished it was funnier, then I just wished it would end.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
In fairness, the new movie from the Lorne Michaels machine does have its amusing moments. It's just most of them can also be found in...
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Hot Rod never establishes its own personality.
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Rated PG-13 | For crude humor, language, some comic drug-related and violent content