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
Serena Donadoni
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+
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.
Rich Cline
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
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
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
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
Adam Lowes
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
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
Hit & Run is perfect late-night TV fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Patrick Kolan
Shotgun Critic
September 26, 2012
If Hit & Run is guilty of being generic, it's arguably the best kind of generic: inoffensive, well made and probably a lot more fun than Joe Critic is likely to admit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 25, 2012
... a wacky trailer-trash farce ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gibbs
The National
September 19, 2012
Lurching from picket-fence sweetness to road-trip screwball comedy, it's a hit-and-miss affair that's largely forgettable, save for its pairing of Shepherd and Bell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 13, 2012
Hit & Run has a clear, entertaining vision and is made with a strong, unique voice, something missing from too many films these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 7, 2012
The wafer-thin story...is little more than an excuse for a series of nifty chase sequences and comic interludes, all mounted with the kind of fizzy enthusiasm essential for an inconsequential, enjoyable road movie lark to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Scantlebury
September 6, 2012
With some likeable characters and a script that mixes laughs and charm, 'Hit and Run' is well worth a watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Beth Wilson
September 6, 2012
While Hit & Run isn't going to be on any best of the year lists, it is a very good example of making a solid film in a tight time-frame.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
September 6, 2012
Dax Shephard has a really attractive presence on screen and he's terrific in this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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