‘Hit & Run,’ reviewed by Marshall Fine


The title of Dax Shepard’s “Hit & Run” doesn’t really make sense, given the movie itself. If it implies car chases, well, that’s accurate – but, again, it’s not about accidents.

The only thing accidental here is that this movie got made – and they seem to have done that on purpose. Why? Apparently, to give Shepard a chance to work with his pals – Bradley Cooper, David Koechner, Tom Arnold – and his wife (Kristin Bell), while directing a movie himself (in tandem with pal David Palmer).

To what end? The chases aren’t particularly thrilling, though they seem to be the whole point of the movie. Though the movie offers muscle cars operating at unsafe speed, the chases themselves seem flat and mundane, much like Shepard and Palmer’s filmmaking.

This review continues on my website.

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