Hot Rod Synopsis
An accident-prone daredevil (Andy Samberg) plans a big stunt to raise money for surgery.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Just funny enough.
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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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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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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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Entertainment Weekly

Wait until the best parts pop up on YouTube.
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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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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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Rolling Stone

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

By Carrie Rickey
Hot Rod never establishes its own personality.
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let down

By InstallGentoo
my main problem was the fact that the previews showed all the funny parts. the first opening scene is when he jumps over the uninforced ramp and crashes. The story line was like something from a...

Just ok

By ninjamaster62
Kind of a funny movie, but not for everyone. Definitely a strange kind of humor. Also, most all of the funniest parts are in the commercials....

So bad I couldn't even watch it on the plane

By marthamoviewatcher
While I enjoy Samberg's SNL digital shorts, this just seemed to be a bunch of them strung together. I watched about half of it on an airplane and then took my headphones off. I was on a five hour...


By DeFrAgMeNt101
it was a waste of money, my brain is leaking out the side of my head right now because of the stupid corny jokes. I had a relasp from this movie because it reminded me of napoleon Dynamite way to...

Hot Rod: Not A Hot Moivie

By movie_buffster.imax2thema
Hot Rod started off funny but a few minutes into the movie I knew it would be stupid. The acting was terrible! The story was so stupid and there was really only one funny part and it was Rod falling...

Waste of Time and Money

By MellyMel212
I saw a sneak preview of this movie and 5 minutes into it I wanted to walk out!! I'm glad it was a free preview because I would not pay $1.00 to see this movie, it SUCKED!!...

Hot Rod.....Poo Poo

By Sy105
See the trailer and you have seen the Movie.........Not very good at all!!!!!...

Hot Rod

By samanthugg
Not very good at all...

One of the best

By Dankscarver
Take Talageda Nights and multiply the comedy by 4, and some crazy ***stunts and some funny original songs and you have Hot Rod. One of the Best this year. This is a must go. I laughed though the...

Watched a pre-screening last night

By ngarnsey
I was at a special pre-screening of this film last night and will say this about one movie every year...this is the absolute worst movie made this year, nothing can possibly beat this for the worst...

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Rated PG-13 | For crude humor, language, some comic drug-related and violent content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Awesomely dumb slapstick is for teens and adults only.
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