75

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
Rolls straight over silly, smashing through stupid without stopping and then barreling into a kind of insane comic brilliance without so much as a speed bump to slow it down.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Picture Monty Python writing an unusually odd "Twilight Zone" episode directed by surrealist Luis Buñuel. Or just empty your mind of all sense: This is Rubber.
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75

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
What sets Dupieux's film apart is its unexpected secondary dimension: an absurdist meta-commentary on cinema itself that hilariously articulates the notion that the movies stop existing the moment we stop watching, like the sound of an unobserved tree falling in the forest.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Maybe Rubber is an homage, maybe it's a statement on horror films and their audiences, maybe it's a total goof.
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63

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
It's a fun one to talk about -- if only for the opportunity to shake your head in amused disbelief at what you just saw.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The carnage is cartoonishly graphic, but the onlookers watching through binoculars from a nearby sandy bluff are impressed.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Rubber has its share of jollies, at least when it isn't boring us to death with the fourth-wall-busting monkey business. Although I appreciate Dupieux's efforts at satire, the audience-interaction subplot goes nowhere fast.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Though it's undoubtedly ingenious, for such a clever movie, it's a shame Rubber couldn't be more fun.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

With a homicidal tire as the main character, the film isn't scary enough to qualify as horror and not nearly as amusing as a black comedy should be.
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25

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Rubber could have been a modest horror novelty, a wicked, malevolent version of "The Red Balloon."
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59 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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