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Feature 7.5
Video 8.5
Audio 7.0
Special Features 1.0
Total 7.5
Distributor: Madman
Running Time: 82 Minutes
Classification:
MA15+
Reviewer: Tory Favro

7.5


Rubber

What happens when you get a tire left by the side of the road that becomes animate, sentient and is called Robert? Well that's easy, you get a French movie called Rubber, that's what!

In what I  could only roughly call a hybrid arthouse/shlock horror movie, we are entertained for just over an hour by this movie directed by Quentin Dupieux, better known in the industry for taking the helm for music videos.

Robert has the ability to affect organic matter, and puts it to good use in taking care of the various humans that get in its way. There is a definite gore factor to this movie and the squeamish will most likely not want to see it all the way through.

Rubber is clearly a parody of a horror movie and also a voyeuristic look at how spectators view carnage. Whilst it is obvious that Dupieux is a fairly pretentious director, he is also fabulously talented and the cinematography shows throughout.

Robert is on a killing spree, no joke. A tire on a killing spree. A tire without conscience, doing what it will, even stalking a female protagonist. It's all pretty far fetched, but still very watchable as you come to realise that all the action is being observed by spectators watching at the same time that we are.

And it's at that point believe it or not, it gets really weird. The spectators comment on the action at the same time we are seeing it. They are watching live and saying who they like in the movie and so on. It's kind of bizarre but it certainly works.

This isn't the sort of movie that appeals to everyone but it was something that I found amusing for the short amount of time that it runs. The audio and video of the DVD is fine but sorely lacking in special features. Give it a try and let us know what you thought of it. It's the sort of movie that will elicit a response regardless of how you feel about it!

Tory Favro






 
 



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