Friday, August 24, 2012

A Review of Hit & Run

Hit & Run is one of those odd movies that can't seem to decide on its genre.  Is it a romance? A comedy? A chase movie?  It certainly has elements of all three genres, but those elements fail to combine into anything coherent or appealing.
The basic premise of Hit & Run is that former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.
That summary is, honestly, more entertaining than the movie.  The plot is contrived and the characters are unbelievable, under-developed and/or unlikable.
Most of the performers in this movie are B-list actors, at best: Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Michael Rosenbaum.
Kristin Chenoweth and Beau Bridges have small roles in this movie. Chenoweth plays a pill-popping college administrator and Beau Bridges plays the estranged father of Dax Shepard's character.  Their brief appearances are the only real highlights in the film.
Overall, Hit & Run is an awful movie.  On my scale of movie love, I give it 1 out of 10.  Don't pay to see this wreck in the theater and don't rent it either. I would avoid it on cable, if at all possible, and just wait for it to come out on ordinary network television.  Even then, the only reason I'd watch this piece of crap is if something even worse was on, like, say, Stupid Knocked-Up Teen Moms: The Musical.


  1. Good review G. I had a lot of fun with this and I think that's mainly because the cast seems like they are as well. Nothing special, but still enough fun for the late Summer.

    1. I have to disagree. Just because it's the end of the summer, that's no excuse to lower one's standards. Even if they had released this movie during the dead of winter, it would still have been awful.