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Hood To Coast Reviews

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Top Critic
August 2, 2011
An engaging slice of Americana that almost manages to make back-breaking physical exertion look like a hell of a good time.
| Original Score: B+
Joe O'Connell
Austin Chronicle
August 2, 2011
Sometimes the race is secondary, Baaden and Hume tell us in this beautifully shot and heartfelt doc about an annual team running event from Oregon's Mount Hood, past Portland and on to the ocean's edge.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
July 15, 2011
Heartfelt and stylishly edited with picturesque scenery, but it's often redundant, underwhelming and neither suspenseful nor insightful enough to be truly inspirational or captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.95/10
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 15, 2011
Can't get yourself off the couch? You'll find all the inspiration you need from this spirited look at Oregon's titular marathon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
July 14, 2011
Christoph Baaden, the director, loses sight of the fact that, for people who don't run, the cult of running is kind of boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 14, 2011
An amateurish and unappealing documentary about participants in a 197-mile relay race.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
July 12, 2011
Because the runners' standings in the race are never really established, and are largely beside the point, the film keeps cutting back to these increasingly sentimentalized accounts of hardship overcome.
Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
July 12, 2011
I'd take raw shots of sweat dripping on pavement and heavy panting over slick graphics and guitar-strumming any day.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ronnie Scheib
July 12, 2011
Expertly constructed, impressively lensed and surprisingly entertaining.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
January 9, 2011
It's tears of joy and pain, 'Hood to Coast' captures Oregon.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
M.E. Russell
January 6, 2011
What makes Hood to Coast special is the way it sort of perversely captures the entire human comedy -- it's pain and pleasure tied up in sleep-deprived logistics, and the punchline is that the suffering is completely voluntary.
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