Excerpt: There is a brutal murderer on the loose in the Southwest, leaving behind blood soaked scenes of mangled corpses with exploded heads. As this trail of lethal mayhem unfolds, a group of people assembled by a scientist watch in horror.
Excerpt: A lot of this is going to sound ridiculous. There’s no way around it. Rubber is a film about a tire with psycho-kinetic powers that prove strong enough to blow people’s heads off. And the tire is named Robert. We’ll call him “Bob” for short. As stupid as this may sound, the effects are superb.
Summary: 'Rubber' is the story about a sentient tire named Robert who goes on a killing spree for no apparent reason, which is precisely the point. Quentin Dupieux's film is an absurdist comedy of the highest caliber which celebrates that aspect of storytelling where minor, arbitrary details function without...
Summary: This is not an awful movie by any stretch. It’s well made, well constructed, and well acted. It’s the marketing that makes it a bit disappointing. Do not expect to see an hour and a half story about a killer rubber tire and perhaps you’ll come away better for it.
Conclusion: The phrase "your mileage may vary" has never seemed so apt. Rubber is bound to be divisive, lauded by midnight movie fans who will revel in the absurdity of it all, and scorned by those who see how director Quentin Dupieux's admittedly great premise could've been executed much better.
Conclusion: Rubber is a curious film that is likely to appeal to some viewers, presumably those who prefer style over substance. I just could not get used to it. It is too chaotic and at times painfully pretentious. It is a good experiment, but not a good film.
Excerpt: Since premièring out of competition at Cannes 2010, Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber has been referred to more generally as “the killer-tire movie,” one of those concepts, like Snakes On A Plane or The Human Centipede , that inevitably takes on more life as a meme than as a work of art.
Excerpt: To explain "Rubber" in full virtually guarantees turning off potential audiences to this bizarre French comedy. It's a furious run of absurdity that toys with perspective and convention, exploring the relationship between spectators and entertainment while staging an adventure rooted in the film's...