| Original Score: 0/5
Hit & Run as a whole is one of the summer's most enjoyable surprises, a consistently disarming romantic comedy...
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Hit & Run is awfully hit & miss.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Shepard and Palmer just don't do anything terribly exciting with the film's vehicles, drawn mostly from Shepard's personal collection.
| Original Score: 2/4
It feels like writer, co-director and star Dax Shepard has unleashed some kind of freakish Franken-film on movie-goers.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Hit and Run lures you in with its jackalope rhythms. There's nothing else like it on the current landscape.
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.
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.
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.
Like the classic 1967 Cadillac that transports our protagonists for much of the journey, Hit & Run is a road-worthy romance-comedy.
| Original Score: 3/4
When Shepard's on, though, he's really on. There's hardly anything rote or predictable about "Hit & Run," other than its title.
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?
| Original Score: 3.5/4
"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.
Tasty at times, even if the film evaporates as you watch it.
| Original Score: B
The problem is that Hit & Run can't really settle on a tone. It's a goofy caper that turns savage.
"Hit and Run" is a race to ridiculousness, but at the same time it's a bit of a gas.
They're all clearly having fun, though that's not the same as making a movie.
A strange, but strangely entertaining combo of drag racing machismo, slapstick silliness, raunchy riffs, politically incorrect rants and sweet nothings.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
This one checks all the boxes for summer escapism: hot cars, hotter women, highway hooliganism, a hell-raising hero, hapless cops, hilarious villains, no plot and no apologies.
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.
Interminable scenes of macho posturing and mock-Tarantino dialogue ...
| Original Score: 1/5
Essentially a celebrity goof-off ... Hit & Run goes slack from the lack of any real back-and-forth.
Pretty much everything shot by Shepard and co-director David Palmer looks as if it was done in one take.
"Hit and Run" isn't a catastrophe, but it leaves loose ends and a more adventurous map by the side of the winding road.
A comedy that feels as if it were dreamed up in the wee hours between bong hits and shots of tequila.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
It's like Mozart being interpreted by someone who's tone-deaf.
The good time clearly had by the filmmakers rubs off on the audience.
Earplugs, please. And wake me when it's over.
| Original Score: 1/4
A somewhat offbeat romance shifts gears and becomes something more menacing and violent.
Above all, real-life couple Shepard and Bell bring genuine chemistry to this high-energy excursion.
On-the-run love story delivers charm despite some unwise detours.
It's eminently clear that the goal here is fun, and fun is achieved on the regular.
The rom-com/car chase back-and-forth doesn't always work, but a fun story and affable cast keep things moving fluidly.