MIFF review 2010: Rubber

24 Jul

A lovably malevolent tyre goes on a psycho kinetic rampage through the American outback (he can blow up peoples brains- don’t rubber this guy the wrong way). Engagingly bizarre and playfully self-referential, it features good, campy performances and is nicely shot. Like a good slasher /horror this low-budget production doesn’t overstay it’s welcome- short and not so sweet. my drunken friend tim fell asleep, but he is no critic. Overall a promising debut feature from renowned experimental producer Quentin Dupieux (Mr Oizo). You won’t look at a tyre the same way for a while.
***1/2

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2 Responses to “MIFF review 2010: Rubber”

  1. Wiley McOwen June 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    Just watched this one … I know I could have put the evening to better use, but, I chose this instead.

    Thought it funny that the Sheriff had to totally remove a tire from his car to show his deputies what the killer looked like. It also is probably brandless and, yes, it is most likely black.
    🙂

    • The Hairy Pony June 21, 2011 at 9:48 am #

      Yes it was the little, very odd, touches that made this film so memorable. Lots of non sequiturs and absurdities.

      thanks for commenting!

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