Hit & Run Reviews

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Anika Chapin
Movieline
August 22, 2012
The talented cast is game and deserves better, especially Cooper, who is saddled with a dreadlocked fright wig that gives the impression he is performing all his scenes with a spongy blond octopus sitting on his head.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Zachary Wigon
Slant Magazine
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
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
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
August 21, 2012
Earplugs, please. And wake me when it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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.
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
October 7, 2012
More hit and miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
August 31, 2012
Bell's usual comic flintiness goes soft as she moons over Shepard, while he makes liberal use of his puppy-dog eyes and "What, me worry?" demeanor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 21, 2012
...stands as a monument to the catastrophic downside of the auteur theory.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 21, 2012
It's like Mozart being interpreted by someone who's tone-deaf.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
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
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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
Alex Zane
Sun Online
October 11, 2012
For a comedy the laughs are hard to find.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Grierson
Screen International
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.
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
August 30, 2012
The worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
August 22, 2012
Lackluster, inane and witless with too many jokes that fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.25/10
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
Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age
September 6, 2012
In Hit & Run the talk is better than the torque.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 22, 2012
The problem is that Hit & Run can't really settle on a tone. It's a goofy caper that turns savage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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