Review: Hit & Run

There's a pervasive sweetness to Dax Shepard and David Palmer's turbo-charged rom-com Hit & Runthat helps the film to maintain a satisfying forward momentum even when the laughs are spread out like mile markers on the freeway. And despite the fact that the plot is paper-thin and the direction fairly pedestrian, the playful chemistry between Shepard and co-star Kristen Bell helps to give this breezy distraction a boost of premium fuel when otherwise it would have been running on fumes. So while gearheads and their girlfriends may get the most out of Hit & Run, the rest of us will still want to see the two likeable protagonists stay in pole position as they race their way to L.A. with danger right on their rear bumper.

Once upon a time, Charlie Bronson (Dax Shepard) was a getaway wheelman for a quick-triggered gang of bank robbers, comprised of unpredictable Alex (Bradley Cooper), smoldering mastermind Neve (Joy Bryant), and their sharp-dressed sidekick (Ryan Hansen). But after being placed in the Witness Protection Program and falling for pretty Annie (Bell), Charlie's criminal past has faded into the rearview mirror. When Annie lands an interview for her dream job in L.A., Charlie vows that she won't be late, and they hit the road in his custom-built muscle car. From the moment they leave town, however, Annie's obsessive ex-boyfriend Gil (Michael Rosenbaum) is hot on their trail. Gil is interested in Charlie's shady past, and after learning his true identity with the help of his policeman brother, Gil rats him out to Alex and the gang -- who promptly gas up their station wagon and give chase. Now, with U.S. Marshal Randy (Tom Arnold) trying to keep pace and protect his charge, Charlie finds every escape route blocked by his old gang -- a vengeful group who aren't about to let his past sins go unpunished. Read More...

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