(2007)

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75
Rod is played by Andy Samberg from "Saturday Night Live," who on the basis of this film, I think, could become a very big star.
75
Just funny enough.
75
Miami Herald
For connoisseurs of stupidity, Hot Rod is that perfect delicacy: A silly movie about ridiculous characters that's also actually funny. Hilarious, even.
75
Premiere
The fantasy here - dubious as life choices go, but great for a 90-minute comedy - is that you can stay 16 forever.
70
A cheekily fun sendup of Gen X iconography.
63
A little like a leisurely surf through YouTube.
58
Wait until the best parts pop up on YouTube.
50
In what universe would you expect to see Andy Samberg, Ian McShane and Sissy Spacek in the same movie? You have to give the makers of Hot Rod credit for creative and unlikely casting. But the credit pretty much ends there.
40
The Hollywood Reporter
Unfortunately, the gags start to wear thin shortly around the 15-minute mark, not to mention the fact that they pale in comparison to the real-life indignities endured by the members of the "Jackass" crew.
38
I laughed, then I wished it was funnier, then I just wished it would end.
38
In fairness, the new movie from the Lorne Michaels machine does have its amusing moments. It's just most of them can also be found in "Napoleon," "Talladega Nights," "Eagle vs. Shark," and any installment of "Jackass."
25
Hot Rod never establishes its own personality.

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