“Hobo with a Shotgun” is a strange-looking cocktail of other films; two parts “The Warriors,” one part “The Road Warrior,” and just a dash of “Batman” for good measure.
This Canadian film is all violence and mayhem and, above all, it wants very badly to be a cult-film. Given that it has yet to appear in American cinemas, it’s certainly already on that path. The movie also stars a well known cult actor — Rutger Hauer, best known for his turn as the evil replicant in “Blade Runner.” Hauer plays the titular Hobo, who’s on a mission to clean up the streets of his dark, gang-ridden town.
“Hobo with a Shotgun” is still awaiting a U.S. release. In Canada, it’s currently playing a limited release run.
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