Stretch (2014)




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Hard luck limo driver Stretch (Patrick Wilson) is struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie when he picks up a crazed passenger (Chris Pine) whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rating: R (for language, sexual content/nudity, some drug use and brief violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Joe Carnahan
Written By: Joe Carnahan , Jerry Corley , Rob Rosell
In Theaters: wide
Universal Pictures


Chris Pine
as Roger Karos
Jessica Alba
as Charlie
Mindy Robinson
as Russian Hooker
Erika Jordan
as Hooker 3
Anne McDaniels
as Ignacio's Exotic Dancer
Cassandra Starr
as Club Dancer
Eddie Fernandez
as Store Clerk
Eddie J. Fernandez
as Store Clerk
Ahman Green
as Doorman
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Critic Reviews for Stretch

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

One can't help but read the film-which was dropped by its studio, and is now available digitally-as an expression of everything Carnahan hates about the movie business.

Full Review… | October 9, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

The film's absurd and often offensive humour will win you over. It's not big and it's not clever, but it will raise a smile or two.

Full Review… | April 22, 2016
FILMINK (Australia)

This marks Carnahan's sixth feature, and in many ways feels like the fitting end to his Gonzo Trilogy.

Full Review… | February 26, 2016
The Film Stage

Stretch gets off to such a hectic, abrasive start that many viewers will wish to jump out immediately. Stick with [Patrick Wilson's frazzled chauffeur], though, and his surreal escapades turn out to be surprisingly entertaining.

Full Review… | June 27, 2015
Movie Talk

Stretch feels like the dots joined from what was left on Carnaghan's drawing board.

Full Review… | March 27, 2015
2UE That Movie Show

Stretch thinks it's so damn clever, and is totally self-satisfied with its over-written dialogue.

Full Review… | January 9, 2015
Consequence of Sound

Audience Reviews for Stretch

Director Joe Carnahan returns to the big screen after a long stint away, showing he's still got a great sense of gritty action, and dirty storytelling. I was really impressed with this film about L.A limousine driver, who after a life of making bad luck and even worse decisions, ends up on the receiving end of Fate after an absolutely insane night of depravity, criminal actions, and violence. All for the better mind you. I didn't know what to expect (and didn't expect much), but man was I ever surprised. Patrick Wilson (Fargo) is joined by a whole barrage of famous cameos from around the Hollywood scene. Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints) as... well himself, Ed Helms (The Hangover) adds his flavor as the ever present critic, and possibly the greatest moment of David Hasselhoff's (The Hoff) acting career. I was laughing the whole way through, and not a single scene detracts from the overall insanity of the events that unfold. If anything they simply snowball and and more flavor to this wild run. It's like watching a plane crash or a car accident; you just can't peel your eyes away from it. Oh and Chris Pine... actually not bad in this movie. He has possibly one of the best entries in a scene that has ever been filmed. Very Hunter S. Thompson but with more hair. Anyway, if you have seen "Smoking Aces", or "The A-Team", then you know the director's style, but this is possibly my favorite work. A dirty and dark L.A story. 3/5

Kevin Davies
Kevin Davies

Patrick Wilson stars in the offbeat comedy Stretch. The story follows a limo driver named Stretch who picks up an eccentric millionaire who offers to payoff Stretch's gambling debts if he sticks with him throughout a wild night of debauchery. Co-starring Jessica Alba, Ed Helms, and Chris Pine, the film has a pretty good cast. However, the script is weak and doesn't seem to know where it's going most of the time. And, a lot of the crazy shenanigans seem random and contrived. Stretch is a bit of fun, but it's also messy and unfocused.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Can't get enough of these kinds of movies that involve one lead character pressed for time on a mission. It is a roller coaster ride through and through. Patrick Wilson does a great job making it work as the driver down on his luck who comes to a realization throughout his journey he has the spine to come out on top in the crunch. A super solid supporting cast led by the craziest role I have seen Chris Pine in to date. Ed Helms, Brooklyn Decker and Jessica Alba all had minor, but pivotal roles. With actors like this, and yes I am including Decker because I feel she has done decent work for the films I have seen her in, you can make it through some of the slow parts. There were some good cameos and one thread of the story left without a conclusion of who the driver of the rival company was, but the main storyline stayed true with some enjoyable speed bumps along the way that didn't deter from the end result.

Lane Zieben
Lane Zieben

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