I must admit I have always been a sucker for a great low-budget movie. Violence and outrageous plot are usually associated acts. Hobo With a Shotgun is certainly no exception to this rule.
Originally conceived as a fake movie trailer for the Grindhouse double-feature, Hobo With a Shotgun is…Well, EXACTLY what it sounds like. That is its charm. Unfortunately, as with many other exploitation flicks, it can be a little thin if you’re looking for things like plot.
Violence and gore abound, the movie is enjoyable if you know what you’re getting into and let’s face it – You know exactly what you’re getting into. Also, since it’s Canadian in origin there’s a cameo for one of the Trailer Park Boys, which I think is mandatory for Canadian productions.
Overall the movie overstays its welcome and even the things that make it great start become dull. I was a bit let down but would still recommend it for fans of the genre. It is available on Netflix Instant Watch.
I give it 2 armed unshaven hobos out of 5.