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Blu-ray review: 'Hit & Run'

In every way, the souped-up vanity project “Hit & Run” is a car crash of a film, a sputtering romantic-comedy road movie that has just enough interesting bits to keep you gawking at it, even when you know you should turn away out of sheer decency.
Oklahoman Published: February 15, 2013
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Shepard revs up some sweet rides, many from his own car collection, but he and co-director David Palmer don't have the capabilities to create compelling chase sequences. He and his real-life leading lady use their apparent chemistry to deliver some sharply crafted banter, but other jokes are so poorly penned they fall flat. The filmmaker also depends too much on raunchy sight gags (like a hotel roomful of naked geriatric swingers) and slapstick nonsense (pretty much every moment Arnold spends on-screen, for instance) to fuel the comedy.

Ultimately, Shepard tries to spin “Hit & Run” in too many directions and simply runs out of gas before getting much of anywhere.

Bonus material: A dozen deleted scenes and three brief featurettes.

— Brandy McDonnell

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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