Andy Samberg stars as Rod Kimble, a stunt man with a fake mustache and a dream, in this outrageous comedy so unpredictable you won't know what hit you! Rod has never landed a jump without wiping out. His family and friends think he's a joke. And to top it off, his stepfather Frank uses him as his own personal punching bag. But he's not going to let a few minor problems keep him from the biggest stunt of his life!
Good fun, but it won't change your life.
- Hot Rod review by Kurtz
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Andy Samberg hasn’t made much impact in the UK yet, and the very modest commercial success of “Hot Rod” at the UK box office won’t change that, but he is a confident physical comedian with a growing reputation in the US which is built on his work for “Saturday Night Live”. “Hot Rod” is a good showcase for his talents- he plays a hapless would-be stuntman with a trio of doofus pals, and you pretty much know what you’re going to get from the start. It’s undemanding, good-hearted, a mite predictable but there are some inspired moments, usually involving Samberg undergoing some kind of physical torture. Isla Fisher twinkles perkily in an identikit “long-term crush” role.
Really not very funny.
- Hot Rod review by Shatner's Bassoon
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The plot behind this film is promising but the execution is terrible. The truth is that Hot Rod isn't that funny, in fact it's at best mildly amusing in a couple of places and even the usually good Danny McBride and Ian McShane couldn't save this turkey. Andy Samberg in the lead role was way out of his depth, the guy's not funny, cant act and should stick to 5 minute sketches on Saturday Night Live.