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Rubber

Quentin Dupieux directs this inventive twist on low-rent revenge flicks, which follows a &NFi;car tire&NFi_; named Robert that rolls through the desert Southwest using its strange psychic powers to blow up birds, bunnies, human beings and more. But when Robert spies a gorgeous woman motoring down the highway, he decides to follow her and take a chance on love. This gleefully over-the-top black comedy stars Stephen Spinella and Roxanne Mesquida.
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Your enjoyment of French filmmaker Quentin's Dupieux's movie depends in large part on your capacity to enjoy the absurd. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic  full review
 
Rubber will undoubtedly be the best film about a round, hollow serial killer released this year.
Tom Long, Detroit News  full review
 
If "Rubber'' was half as smart as it is clever, we might be talking gonzo midnight four-star classic here.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe  full review
 
"Rubber" is a silly thing. But it doesn't stop at silly.
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post  full review
 
More a deadpan art provocation than a real movie, Rubber is spun out like a musical theme through a series of variations.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail  full review
 
An exercise in horrific absurdity that is neither as scary nor as amusing as it hopes to be.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star  full review
 
Picture Monty Python writ ing an unusually odd "Twilight Zone" episode directed by surrealist Luis Bunuel. Or just empty your mind of all sense: This is "Rubber."
Kyle Smith, New York Post  full review
 
Either of the film's sides - the horror comedy or the post-modernist commentary - probably wouldn't be enough to sustain the movie on its own. But with both facets taken together, writer/director Quentin Dupieux can have his cake and deconstruct it too.
 
"Rubber" has anthropomorphic, head-scratching fun with its gory B-movie trappings, silly music cues, self-referential comedy and deliberately off-kilter acting.
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
By embracing irrationality as his operating principle (or at least by pretending to), Mr. Dupieux lets himself off the narrative hook.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times  full review
 
The potshots made at horror film audiences, and/or film audiences in general, are ... slipshod.
Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies  full review
 
Pic offers auds few reasons to want to see it beyond its one-joke premise.
Leslie Felperin, Variety  full review
 
Nobody's safe -- least of all moviegoers -- with a killer tire on the loose.
Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter  full review
 
An essay on storytelling and spectatorship within When Inanimate Objects Attack schlock -- one infused with the haunting aura and disillusionment of a post-Easy Rider road movie -- Rubber is some kind of miracle.
Karina Longworth, Village Voice  full review
 
A strikingly clever parody of bloody road thrillers of the nineteen-seventies...
Richard Brody, New Yorker  full review
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