You either really like a movie or you don’t, right? Well, any film critic can tell you there are plenty of movies in-between. “Hit and Run” is one of them.
Dax Shepard decides to leave the federal witness protection program, when his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) gets a job interview in Los Angeles. Charlie Bronson (Shepard) is protected by a U.S. Marshal played by Tom Arnold. When Bronson’s old partner in crimes learn his whereabouts, they pursue. And, bam you have an action comedy about a high-speed chase through Southern California.
So, what are the good points? Well, I’ll be darned if I didn’t like the characters. They’re fun, often unpredictable and reasonably humorous. On the other hand, the story is a bit tired, the stunts are old news and the characters a tad too goofy for my tastes. Still, I laughed more than once and didn’t get bored. Hey, that’s half the battle in my opinion. Grade: C
Street Date: January 8, 2013
Formats: Blu-ray combo, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download
Runtime: 101 minutes
Released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment