This is what modern comedy should look like: not a series of poorly executed topical references and pop-culture awareness extravaganza, but purely in its own right ridiculousness. That kind of subversiveness, and the suggestion that there are some odd, unfathomable people, is truly admirable.
Definitely has some extremely funny moments like when's falling from the mountain or the riot scene and I guess I wish the entire movie was a just as outrageous as those two scenes. Overall though it was pretty funny especially the last 30 minutes. Its stupid as all hell, but very funny.
Pretty funny in an endearingly stupid way, though its reliance on an undersketched romance, pratfalls and 80s stylistic asides gets tiresome. You can tell Samberg was really talented and an earnest performer, and almost all of the film's best moments are small line deliveries and gestures, not the over-reaching absurdity that was trendy post-Anchorman.
3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Hot Rod was dumb as shit but I actually laughed out loud several times. I don't think I could've appreciated it during the Lonely Island tenure on SNL but there was enough ridiculousness to actually make me miss Andy Samberg. Finally, an SNL movie not based on an SNL skit.
I had one laugh out loud moment thanks to Danny McBride, I did have a smirk on face for a good portion of the film. I am really getting sick of people referencing their childhood/growing up, FUCK NOSTALGIA. Anyway, Andy Samberg is the least interesting about this film...
though i've been a fan of the lonely island crew for quite sometime, i've always thought hot rod was so hyped by everyone that it could only disappoint me in every way imaginable. so i'm really glad that it turned out to be hilarious, sweet and epic. Cool Beans.
I don't know if it's a bad movie that happens to be hilarious or literally a masterpiece of comedy. It's so funny, quotable, and aware of its pure ludicrous antics that I have nothing bad to say about it. "I said, 'You look shitty!' Good night, Denise!"