Hit and Run

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 31
  2. Negative: 7 out of 31

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Aug 22, 2012
    40
    A bizarre mélange of earnest and romantic road movie, high-octane chase picture reminiscent of everything the mustachioed version of Burt Reynolds ever did, and a slapsticky comedy that gives Tom Arnold considerably more screen time than actually necessary.
  2. Reviewed by: Pete Hammond
    Aug 22, 2012
    60
    One of the summer's great escapes - no mean feat in a year that has attempted, but failed, to provide fun, mindless, movie fare.
  3. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Aug 21, 2012
    60
    A strange, but strangely entertaining combo of drag racing machismo, slapstick silliness, raunchy riffs, politically incorrect rants and sweet nothings.
  4. Reviewed by: Anika Chapin
    Aug 22, 2012
    45
    One senses that the movie doesn't quite have the chutzpah to be what it wants to be - a "Fast and Furious"-like sequence of balletic car chases - so it periodically halts to wedge in some romance.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Aug 22, 2012
    60
    Hit and Run achieves its chief goal: to put the pedal to the metal for some good, goofy fun, squealing the tires as often as possible along the way.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 22, 2012
    40
    Sadly, Hit & Run, for as much sporadic fun and genuine heart it has, runs out of gas. But it's not for lack of trying, and that counts for something.
  7. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Aug 23, 2012
    60
    Hit and Run works less as a film and more as a likable, semi-documentary romp among friends. The illusion of the drama may be gone, but it's been replaced by something more authentic and adorable. And we might be okay with that.
  8. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Aug 23, 2012
    50
    Burt Reynolds and Sally Field they're not, but you could do worse for mindless late-summer entertainment than Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell in Hit & Run.
  9. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Aug 23, 2012
    50
    This slapstick road movie feels tossed off by people on a raunchy bender. I mean that as a good thing. The trouble with Hit & Run is that it can't sustain its trippy effervescence.
  10. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Aug 21, 2012
    50
    Pretty much everything shot by Shepard and co-director David Palmer looks as if it was done in one take. Hit & Run is closest in tone to the Tarantino-penned "True Romance," but it lacks that movie's menace.
  11. Reviewed by: Keith Phipps
    Aug 22, 2012
    58
    There really ought to be a lot more movies like Hit & Run, but only if they're just a little bit better.
  12. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Aug 21, 2012
    50
    The movie feels like a grown-up version of little boys making whooshing noises and staging collisions while playing with toys on a living room floor. It belongs to the same star-and-his-pals-cutting-up genre as the lesser comedies by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack.
  13. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Aug 22, 2012
    50
    What dooms Hit and Run, which, charitably, is not as generic as it's name implies, is that the film itself comments on its own sincerity.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Aug 26, 2012
    2
    This movie is just plain dumb. I know they are all friends and made it to have fun, but they could have made a decent product. AnythingThis movie is just plain dumb. I know they are all friends and made it to have fun, but they could have made a decent product. Anything remotely funny is in the trailers, and the rest of the movie is filled with racist and homophobic slurs. I'm an 18 year old college male and even I was offended and just bored. Skip it. In fact, RUN away (see what I did there? Cuz of the title...) Full Review »
  2. Aug 25, 2012
    10
    Clever, funny action packed realistic romance and great chemistry between the leads. Really what more do you want? The dialogue is greatClever, funny action packed realistic romance and great chemistry between the leads. Really what more do you want? The dialogue is great especially in the first third of the movie then the action takes over. Highly recommended. Full Review »
  3. Aug 25, 2012
    5
    It's essential that you like Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell before you even consider seeing this film. If you do, and if you keep yourIt's essential that you like Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell before you even consider seeing this film. If you do, and if you keep your expectations at a modest level, it's actually pretty fun. There's just not much to it. Tom Arnold really steals the show, as he does with most movies he's in (see: True Lies). Full Review »