Hit & Run Reviews

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
August 30, 2012
The worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
August 24, 2012
Hit & Run is awfully hit & miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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
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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
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August 23, 2012
Hit and Run lures you in with its jackalope rhythms. There's nothing else like it on the current landscape.
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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.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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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
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 22, 2012
Tasty at times, even if the film evaporates as you watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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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Keith Phipps
AV Club
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+
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Tom Long
Detroit News
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
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 21, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
August 21, 2012
Interminable scenes of macho posturing and mock-Tarantino dialogue ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
August 21, 2012
Essentially a celebrity goof-off ... Hit & Run goes slack from the lack of any real back-and-forth.
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 21, 2012
A comedy that feels as if it were dreamed up in the wee hours between bong hits and shots of tequila.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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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
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David Germain
Associated Press
August 21, 2012
The good time clearly had by the filmmakers rubs off on the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
August 20, 2012
A somewhat offbeat romance shifts gears and becomes something more menacing and violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Debruge
Variety
August 20, 2012
Above all, real-life couple Shepard and Bell bring genuine chemistry to this high-energy excursion.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
August 20, 2012
On-the-run love story delivers charm despite some unwise detours.
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
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
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Ricardo Baca
Denver Post
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