Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Director Jason Eisner adapts his faux trailer into a full length feature and he does it with bloody style and excellent execution. Hobo with a Shotgun is everything the original trailer promised, when it debuted in front of certain cuts of Grindhouse back in 2007. It’s a film that doesn’t try and make fun of or pay homage to past films of the 70′s and 80′s, instead it becomes one. From the unique camera filters to the techno music, Hobo with a Shotgun is an unrelenting gore fest that doesn’t hold back. It shows no remorse and it’s not afraid to get a little dirty!"