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Hit & Run Reviews

October 26, 2012
Shepard wrote the script and co-directed with David Palmer (Brother's Justice), constructing an ideal vehicle for the real-life couple's spirited banter.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 13, 2012
There is a lot of boring Clarksonian chatter about motorcars, but, inhibited by a modest budget, the stunts prove to be depressingly unspectacular.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 11, 2012
It's amiable, but the more miles it clocks up, the more this film looks like a vanity vehicle for its co-director, writer and star, Dax Shepard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 11, 2012
This whipsmart postmodern rom-com caper rides a fine line between road - and date - movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2012
Shepard's script suggests his chief pleasures in life are driving sports cars and joshing about homosexuals, and those of a similar mindset may manage to wring out more amusement from his film than I did.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 7, 2012
There's the suggestion of a good comedy filmmaker here, but in trying out too many genres in one film Shepard winds up with something that never settles or fully engages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 6, 2012
Hit and Run sets out to be crass and compassionate by turns, but Shepard's inexperience as a writer is obvious throughout: the structure is as wobbly as the tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2012
The worst.
| Original Score: 0/5
August 27, 2012
Hit & Run as a whole is one of the summer's most enjoyable surprises, a consistently disarming romantic comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 24, 2012
From the opening scene, featuring Shepard and real-life fiancée Kristen Bell making pillow talk, you can tell that 'Hit & Run' isn't a cookie-cutter comedy.
August 24, 2012
Hit & Run is awfully hit & miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2012
Shepard and Palmer just don't do anything terribly exciting with the film's vehicles, drawn mostly from Shepard's personal collection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2012
It feels like writer, co-director and star Dax Shepard has unleashed some kind of freakish Franken-film on movie-goers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 23, 2012
Hit and Run lures you in with its jackalope rhythms. There's nothing else like it on the current landscape.
August 23, 2012
Hit & Run is a bit of a mess, frankly, but as in nearly all cinematic road-ragers, getting there is way more than half the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 23, 2012
This is neither funny nor suspenseful, but it does feature some cool-looking cars, and Tom Arnold delivers some decent pratfalls as an accident-prone man.
August 23, 2012
The trouble with Hit & Run is that it can't sustain its trippy effervescence. Despite a few scrappy twists and turns, it's ultimately a dead end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2012
Hit and Run isn't very memorable, and it isn't all that exciting, but it's occasionally funny and sweet and more engaging than any action-comedy Jennifer Aniston has made in her entire career.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2012
Like the classic 1967 Cadillac that transports our protagonists for much of the journey, Hit & Run is a road-worthy romance-comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2012
When Shepard's on, though, he's really on. There's hardly anything rote or predictable about "Hit & Run," other than its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2012
It's a lot more fun than the title suggests. How many chase comedies have you seen where the hero's sexy girlfriend has a doctorate in nonviolent conflict resolution?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 23, 2012
"Hit & Run" is merely the latest picture, more modestly scaled than most, to give the catch-all notion of the B movie a bad name, deserving of a new category: the D movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 22, 2012
It doesn't just blow a flat tire. Think of all the Shalit-esque puns you can about a disastrous experience in a car and apply them to this lurching mess of five or six movies that aspires to be Tarantino-esque but completely misses its mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5.0
August 22, 2012
It probably was fun to drive all these hot cars around California, and make a movie with your friends and sacrifice plot logic for better jokes. But where's the fun for the audience in all that?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2012
Tasty at times, even if the film evaporates as you watch it.
Read More | Original Score: B
August 22, 2012
The script is slapdash and haphazard, seemingly thrown together based on whichever of their friends was available for a day of shooting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 22, 2012
The problem is that Hit & Run can't really settle on a tone. It's a goofy caper that turns savage.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 22, 2012
There really ought to be a lot more movies like Hit & Run, but only if they're just a little bit better.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 22, 2012
"Hit and Run" is a race to ridiculousness, but at the same time it's a bit of a gas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 22, 2012
They're all clearly having fun, though that's not the same as making a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2012
A strange, but strangely entertaining combo of drag racing machismo, slapstick silliness, raunchy riffs, politically incorrect rants and sweet nothings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2012
Like the muscle cars it lovingly features, Hit and Run idles effectively, revs and takes off with frisky energy, and knows just when to cruise.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2012
With so many lazy and phoned-in movies out there, it's uniquely frustrating to see Shepard come so close to his lofty goals and still fall short.
August 21, 2012
Interminable scenes of macho posturing and mock-Tarantino dialogue ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 21, 2012
Essentially a celebrity goof-off ... Hit & Run goes slack from the lack of any real back-and-forth.
August 21, 2012
Pretty much everything shot by Shepard and co-director David Palmer looks as if it was done in one take.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2012
"Hit and Run" isn't a catastrophe, but it leaves loose ends and a more adventurous map by the side of the winding road.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 21, 2012
A comedy that feels as if it were dreamed up in the wee hours between bong hits and shots of tequila.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 21, 2012
It's like Mozart being interpreted by someone who's tone-deaf.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 21, 2012
The good time clearly had by the filmmakers rubs off on the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 21, 2012
Earplugs, please. And wake me when it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 20, 2012
A somewhat offbeat romance shifts gears and becomes something more menacing and violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 20, 2012
Far more frustrating than the film's banally conventional plot structure is its characters' lack of depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 20, 2012
Above all, real-life couple Shepard and Bell bring genuine chemistry to this high-energy excursion.
August 20, 2012
On-the-run love story delivers charm despite some unwise detours.
August 20, 2012
It's eminently clear that the goal here is fun, and fun is achieved on the regular.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 20, 2012
If "Hit and Run" ultimately proves too slapdash to recommend, it does provide Dax Shepard with a fine platform for his likeably nonchalant sensibility.
August 17, 2012
The rom-com/car chase back-and-forth doesn't always work, but a fun story and affable cast keep things moving fluidly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4