Review: Hot Rod

Director: Akiva Schaffer
Year: 2007
Score: 4/10

This comedy is harmless but the laughs are few and far between – so much so that it instigated a (largely unsuccessful) search, in the weeks that followed, for genuine laugh-out-loud comedy movies. Andy Samberg plays the lead and while I think he’s quite talented, his work here seems to suggest he should stick to shorts as he can’t carry a feature. Has some strong comedic performers in supporting roles (Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Will Arnett and Chris Parnell) but they’re mostly wasted.


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