Hit and Run Movie stars Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard in an action/adventure movie with a twist of comedy in it. Hit and Run is about the story of a young couple who risks everything when they decided to leave their small town and go on a road trip that can lead to the life they’ve always dreamed of. Their fast paced trip goes to many twists and turns that starts complicating their journey hilariously. They start being chased by a friend from their past, a band of misfits and not to mention a federal marshal. So how did this movie pan out for critics and audiences? Let’s take a look at a couple of reviews for the film Hit and Run:
“Hit And Run: Tasty At Times But Can Do Better
Dax Shepard, who stars in the agreeably shaggy romance/chase movie/Tarantino knockoff Hit & Run, has a talent for playing sleazy-smart deceivers who have somehow held on to their innocence. In Hit & Run, which he wrote and codirected (with David Palmer), he plays a retired crook named Charlie Bronson (a fake name chosen when the character ditched L.A. to enter Witness Protection). Squirreled away in a pastoral small town, Charlie got involved with Annie (Kristen Bell), a college professor who adores him — but is also terrified by the fact that she knows next to nothing about him. Looking at Shepard, who has the lopsided grin of a happy-talk used-car salesman, offset by very serious eyes that perpetually study whomever he’s babbling to, we know just how she feels.
When Annie lands a job interview, Charlie agrees to drive her to L.A. in his souped-up, death-black 1967 Lincoln Continental, a road odyssey that lures out all the colorful underworld vermin who’ve been waiting for him to emerge from the woodwork. Hit & Run is filled with pop-up-book hooligans who can’t stop talking: Bradley Cooper (underacting nicely) as a dreadlocked sociopath, Tom Arnold (overacting loudly) as a gay U.S. marshal so closeted he’s about to explode. The dialogue veers into digressions about ADHD, the cruddiness of mainstream dog food, and much else. That these asides prove more fun than the central action is what gives Hit & Run its flavor: tasty at times, even if the film evaporates as you watch it.”
The original article can be found at Entertainment Weekly
Here’s another review from Katey Rich:
“Hit and Run: Fun In The Movie But Not So Much For The Audience
Yes, Hollywood people have different rules of privacy than we do, not to mention a far greater tolerance for watching themselves on film. But there still seems to be something daring or outright stupid about what went into Hit & Run, which Dax Shepard not only wrote, co-directed and stars in, but stars in opposite his real-life fiancee Kristen Bell– as his fictional fiancee, no less. Though the majority of Hit & Run is about a very goofy chase across southern California, with drug dealers and jealous exes and a gay sheriff for some reason, the relationship between Shepard and Bell is the emotional focus, in a way that gives the audience an uncomfortably intimate look into their actual lives together.
Granted, these two are actors, and the circumstances of Charlie and Annie, who meet after Charlie goes into the Witness Protection Program for ratting out his former criminal buddies, are nothing like Shepard’s and Bell’s in real life.”
The rest of review can be read at Cinema Blend
So there you go! Hit and Run is now showing in theatres today Friday, August 22nd 2012. It also stars Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth , Tom Arnold and is directed by David Palmer and Dax Shepard.
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