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Rubber (2010)

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A homicidal car tire, discovering it has destructive psionic power, sets its sights on a desert town once a mysterious woman becomes its obsession.

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Lieutenant Chad
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Accountant
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Man in Wheelchair
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Film Buff Ethan
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Film Buff Charley
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Teenager Cindy
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Black Woman (as Cecilia Antoinette)
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Mr. Hughes
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Zach (as Remi Thorne)
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Cleaning Lady (as Tara O'Brien)
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Cop Xavier
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As film spectators watch, a killer car tire comes to life in a desert dump site. Flexing its... rubber... and ready to roll, it soon discovers its telekinetic ability to make small animals and people's heads explode. Lt. Chad hopes to end this movie by fatally poisoning every last spectators, but failing that, the show must go on, and the tire goes on a three-day rampage. With few left alive, a lure is constructed to draw the tire from its motel room, where hopes are to end it and this movie once and for all. Written by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for some violent images and language | See all certifications »

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10 November 2010 (France)  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,346 (USA) (1 April 2011)

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$98,017 (USA) (10 June 2011)
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One of the Spectators is played by Daniel Quinn, who starred in Scanner Cop (1994) as a man who could make people's heads explode with his mind, just as the tire does in this film. See more »

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When the boy rides his bike, he is wearing long socks at first, but in a later scene those change to short socks. See more »

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[first lines]
Lieutenant Chad: In the Steven Spielberg movie "E.T.," why is the alien brown? No reason. In "Love Story," why do the two characters fall madly in love with each other? No reason. In Oliver Stone's "JFK," why is the President suddenly assassinated by some stranger? No reason. In the excellent "Chain Saw Massacre" by Tobe Hooper, why don't we ever see the characters go to the bathroom or wash their hands like people do in real life? Absolutely no reason. Worse, in "The Pianist" by Polanski, how come...
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During the closing credits, the opening monologue by Lt. Chad is shown from a different angle that shows the speech is for the "in-film" audience, and not the "theater" film audience. See more »

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References The Pianist (2002) See more »

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Let's Start The Dance
Composed and performed by Hamilton Bohannon
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Just let this one roll by.
9 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"All great films, without exception, contain an important element of 'no reason'."

This could have been a fantastic movie. Unfortunately, it isn't.

I love the premise, but the fun of things happening for "no reason" seems to be destroyed when it's  made clear that things are happening by design. That's not clever and it's not authentically random, it's pretentious. Even worse, the filmmakers were so focused on making some kind of a unfocused, ham-fisted statement, that they forgot the most important thing: making Rubber entertaining. Without that, all this meta thinking is a failure. An interesting failure (at least, at first), but still a failure. 

It's not much of a stretch to say that a person like me is probably part of the main audience that would potentially be appreciative of something like this. Instead, I found it to be a thorough disappointment. If they would have just taken the basic idea and gone with it, this could have been a fun, inexplicable romp. Instead, they tried to add meaning to a movie created solely to celebrate "no reason".


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