The movie is ever so much better than a film titled Hit & Run has any right to be.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
Hit & Run is filled with pop-up-book hooligans who can't stop talking:
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
Like the muscle cars it lovingly features, Hit and Run idles effectively, revs and takes off with frisky energy, and knows just when to cruise.
—Claudia Puig USA Today
Everything moves fast in Hit and Run, a clear labor of love for director, co-writer and star Dax Shepard. That's probably for the best, because it doesn't give you much time to slow down and think about the story.
—Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic
On-the-run love story delivers charm despite some unwise detours.
—John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter
Hit & Run, a new action comedy engineered by faintly Muppety co-director/writer/star Dax Shepard, is as much about running mouths as running motors, and injects estrogen into the few remaining enclaves of American testosterone, muscle cars, and FM cock rock.
—Nick Pinkerton Village Voice
Hit & Run is pretty rancid as comedy. Worse, the chases are strictly amateur hour, all shortcut editing and no gut satisfaction.
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
There's only so much an actor can do with lifeless dialogue. It's hard to blame the cast for looking less than committed; they all realized too late that Shepard created a monster.
—Stephanie Merry Washington Post
Interminable scenes of macho posturing and mock-Tarantino dialogue mark time between a number of ineptly staged car chases that would embarrass the makers of Cannonball Run II.
—Keith Uhlich Time Out New York
Far more frustrating than the film's banally conventional plot structure is its characters' lack of depth.
—Zachary Wigon Slant Magazine