Richard Roeper Reviews Hit and Run
08.24.12 by BJSprecher
Dax Shepard's new action-comedy Hit and Run opened with a whimper on Wednesday, but the movie is already on its way to becoming a success because of its miniscule — by modern action movie standards — $2 million budget. But, we know you don't really care how much the movie cost to make or what it made on opening day. What you want to know is whether or not you should go see it this weekend. According to our own Leonard Maltin, Hit and Run is a "breezy, unpretentious and fun to watch" action-comedy. However, our other movie expert, Richard Roeper, is far less generous, describing the movie as "crass" and "mean-spirited." Check out Roeper's review above and decide for yourself whether Hit and Run is a "hit" or whether you should "run" to see a different movie.
Shepard not only stars in Hit and Run as Charlie Bronson, a former getaway driver who ditches the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend — played by his real-life fiancé, Kristen Bell — to Los Angeles for her dream job, but he also wrote the screenplay for the movie, co-directed it (with David Palmer, Brother's Justice), and he even does his own stunt driving in the movie. Trouble ensues for Bronson when he runs into his old robber buddies and one of them (Bradley Cooper) has more than one reason for being "sore" with him. The cast includes Tom Arnold (True Lies), Kristin Chenoweth (Four Christmases) and Michael Rosenbaum (The CW's Smallville).