Hell Ride

2008

Action / Drama / Thriller

46
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 10%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 30%
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 14811

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Cast

Vinnie Jones as Billy Wings
Michael Madsen as The Gent
Eric Balfour as Comanche / Bix
Dennis Hopper as Eddie Zero
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699.26 MB
1280*720
English
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23.976 fps
1hr 24 min
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1.73 GB
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English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 24 min
P/S 5 / 15

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ss336 10 / 10

This is an excellent Tarantino-style movie

I think I'll remember most of the scenes in this movie. It was extremely memorable. It was also skillful and clever. However, I'm surprised by all of the negative feedback towards it. I can only imagine that the reason it wasn't appreciated was that it's a Tarantino-style movie, and most people, to this day, don't 'get' Tarantino.

To put it simply, Tarantino established a movie genre of his own, by making **movies about other movies**. Every scene references another, in a completely different movie. All of his references are from popular culture. The problem is that most people don't have even 5% of his movie knowledge, and are unsympathetic and lack understanding regarding his personal psychological issues, which also, always, find expression in his movies.

While this movie wasn't directed by Tarantino, it's still firmly positioned in, and faithful to, the Tarantino style. For example, the scene where Leonor Varela tries to seduce the Pistolero Presidente across a snooker table, in a hallway, while giving him 'prophecies'. This is basically an allusion to a scene in the original Conan the Barbarian, but if you weren't aware of this context it would just strike you as lascivious, pointless lewdness (which, incidentally, is a popular myth or urban legend in its own right, but that's another matter)...

What is this movie about? Again, if you watch this movie and expect to find things from the real world as opposed to a collection of homages and references to the yesteryear's classic cinema, you'll be disappointed. But if you watch it as it was intended - a piece of popular, entertaining art - you'll get the picture. It belongs to the Alexandre Dumas camp of enlightened liberty of consciousness. In short, it's about the romance of freedom. Even down to the arrow-in-the-chest scene, the characters are bandits cast in an exotic frame a la Dumas... I won't spoil it but you will need to have done some reading and/or movie watching before approaching this one.

Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 1 / 10

Messy, Mediocre and Racy Movie

The messy, mediocre and racy "Hell Ride" is unfortunately a great deception. Indeed is a poor attempt to imitate Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino styles, or a tribute to these directors that completely fails. The violence and nudity are free and gross in a quite senseless screenplay of a war between rival gangs of outlaws in California. The characters are unlikable and the attractive art of the DVD cover is maybe the best this film can offer on DVD. The most incredible is that Quentin Tarantino is the executive producer of this terrible flick. My vote is one.

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Reviewed by NateWatchesCoolMovies 5 / 10

Flashy, in, but ultimately hollow..

Larry Bishop's Hell Ride is unabashedly silly fun, a flashy, flippant, bloody and at times very weird pseudo biker flick. It's not.. The greatest flick and it's not even that good, but it's worth a gander just for the rogues gallery of exuberant tough guys on parade through a pulpy, chauvinistic tale of betrayal, revenge, sex and befuddled Shakespearean hell's Angels antics. Director and star Bishop is buddies with Quentin Tarantino (who can forget his grouchy cameo in Kill Bill 2?), who gives this flick in the form of executive producer. Not to make fun of the flick, but it's almost like Mel Brooks made a biker movie; it's relentlessly silly and lingers around forever with macho posing and mindless banter, until it straightens up its act in the eleventh hour for a surprisingly poignant bit of vengeance. Bishop plays Pistolero, leader of a gang called the Victors, at odds with their evil rivals, the Six-Six-Six's. Michael Madsen is a hoot as his lieutenant, The Gent, sweet talking his way through the flick in an oddly ruffly wardrobe choice that works because, well, it's Madsen. Rookie member Commanche (Eric Balfour) is an eager beaver with mysterious ties to the 666's elusive, villainess chieftain, The Deuce (salty dog David Carradine in one of his last roles). Also involved is volatile ex member Eddie 'Scratch' Zero (Dennis Hopper), and incredibly vile 666'er Billy Wings (Vinnie Jones). Seeing Jones describe what each of his multicolour wing tattoos mean to an uncomfortable hooker is equal parts gross, hilarious and unsettling. Both gangs messily work their way up to eventual confrontation and settling of differences via the gun, the bike and the profane spoken word. It's ludicrous, off the wall, and hit and miss, but if you're into the cast and genre, you'll have fun.

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