“Hit & Run”September 29th, 2012 at 7:57 pm by Sy Becker under A Look at the Movies
1 hour 40 minutes
Staring: Dax Shepard, Bradley Cooper, Kristen Bell
It’s a Hollywood tradition. The best movies come out at Christmas time, and the worst movies are released at the end of summer. It’s like throwing out the garbage before it smells. But I’m afraid it’s too late to hide the odor of “Hit & Run” coming from the theater. The witness protection program can’t protect Dax Shepard. And the audience could use some witless protection.
“Hit & Run” sputters along stop and go with Shepard and his girlfriend Kristen Bell staying barely out step ahead of Bradley Cooper, who hopefully figured no one would see this Turkey, because It came out so late in the Summer.
Not only does this irritating comedy run on empty, but the characters are uniformly hateful. It’s tough liking a film when you can’t connect with any of the characters. There’s even the hapless Tom Arnold to add to your discomfort and sharpen the film’s obnoxious edge.
Someone should have warned Bradley Cooper that “Hit & Run’s” the same kind of car chase junk that trashed Burt Reynold’s career thirty years ago.
“Hit & Run” runs into a dead end with one star. Will someone please dump this wreckage into the trash bin.