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Hot Rod (2007) Hot Rod 's highlight features the hero — a moped-riding Evel Knievel wannabe (Andy Samberg) — doing a dance in a forest that looks like… 2007-08-03 PG-13 PT88M Action/Adventure Comedy Ian McShane Andy Samberg Isla Fisher Paramount Pictures
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Hot Rod (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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UNEASY RIDER Samberg offers a few small laughs in Hot Rod , which never really gets up to cruising speed
Image credit: James Dittiger
UNEASY RIDER Samberg offers a few small laughs in Hot Rod, which never really gets up to cruising speed
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Aug 03, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 88 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy; With: Ian McShane and Andy Samberg; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Hot Rod's highlight features the hero — a moped-riding Evel Knievel wannabe (Andy Samberg) — doing a dance in a forest that looks like '70s-spastic Steve Martin reinterpreting Footloose. There are a few other minor laugh sequences in this puttering vehicle for the affable SNL viral-video star Samberg of ''Lazy Sunday'' fame, but most of them (like a long goof on the phrase ''Cool beans!'') don't really flow into the otherwise conventional frame of the movie. Wait until the best parts pop up on YouTube.

Originally posted Aug 02, 2007 Published in issue #947 Aug 10, 2007 Order article reprints