Hit & Run Reviews

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 1, 2013

Hit & Run isn't always a smooth ride, but the quirks and misfires make it as distinctive as the actor behind many of the film's creative choices.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
January 15, 2013

Hit & Run may stall early and often, but the Bell/Shepard screen chemistry serves as a nitrous boost.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
January 14, 2013

I'll be darned if I didn't like the characters. They're fun, often unpredictable and reasonably humorous.

Full Review | Original Score: C
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
December 4, 2012

Hit and Run has a bouncy, goofy charm.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 2, 2012

It's 'Smokey and the Bandit' as conceived by a Quentin Tarantino wannabe.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 13, 2012

It's highly entertaining with cameos by several of the director's pals and pit stops for delivering sub-Tarantino dialogue.

Donald Clarke
Irish Times
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.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
October 12, 2012

Audiences out for a bit of mindless fun will probably enjoy this raucous road movie, but only if they can look past comedy that relies on jokes about racism, sexism and homophobia.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adam Smith
Radio Times
October 12, 2012

The film's characterisation is hopelessly underdeveloped and an undercurrent of homophobia does little to make the experience any less tedious.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
October 11, 2012

For a comedy the laughs are hard to find.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
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
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
October 11, 2012

This whipsmart postmodern rom-com caper rides a fine line between road - and date - movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
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
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
October 10, 2012

Hit and Run is certainly hit and miss, but it had just about won me over by the time it ended.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 10, 2012

Enjoyable, fast-paced comedy-thriller with well written characters, decent chase sequences, a frequently funny script and superb performances from Shepard, Bell and Bradley Cooper.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
October 10, 2012

Dumb, noisy and not half as cool as it thinks it is, it's like being caught in a shouting match between half-cut rednecks at a Nascar meet.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Lowes
HeyUGuys
October 8, 2012

A good-natured, if inconsequential, thrill ride. Shepard more than proves he's up to the task when it come to multitasking. It will be interesting to see what he does next time around.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
October 7, 2012

More hit and miss.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
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
Neil Smith
Total Film
October 2, 2012

Shoot-outs, lovers on the lam, a villain with dreadlocks: yes, this hit-and miss comedy sure does want to be True Romance.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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