A killer rubber tyre? You read that right. And with a big wink to B movies of yesterday, director Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber
is a solid, entertaining and downright bizarre piece of cinema.
Rubber is a horror comedy at heart, and that’s hardly surprising when you consider what the plot actually is. For the film centres on the aforementioned rubber tyre, which just happens to possess psychic powers. It’s not long, then, before said tyre goes off on a killing spree. And when the film motors up properly, it really does deliver on the oddball concept.
It takes too long to get there, though. What should be a fairly straightforward run for the movie takes some bumpy road thanks to some of the decisions that Dupieux makes. As such, Rubber isn’t full-on committed to its concept, and it’s when it’s dithering that it’s set to test the patience of its audience.
When it does go full-on, though, it’s great fun. Rubber really does explode into life as it closes in on its finale, and there’s consequently more right with the film than wrong. It’s clearly the concept alone that’s the chief selling point of the movie, yet there is more to it than that. A little more conviction on the part of its director, though, and it could have been better still. --Jon Foster
Deep within the desolate landscape of the Californian desert a merciless killer roams the land looking for victims. With his terrifying psychic abilities he leaves a blood-soaked trail of chaos and death. No one is safe from the destructive, horrifying powers that he possesses as he continues on his brain-splattering odyssey of exploding heads and dismembered body parts. However, this is no ordinary psychopath. His name is Robert and he just so happens to be a rubber tyre.
Very, very weird and extremely violent, Rubber
truly is like no other film you’ve ever seen. When you’re not crying with laughter you’ll be screaming in horror. A thrilling, hilarious and beyond bizarre horror that’s guaranteed to stop you in your tracks.
Special Features include:
- Interview with Quentin Dupieux
- Interview with Stephen Spinella
- Interview with Jack Plotnick
- Interview with Roxane Mesquida
- First camera tests