Hit & Run

  • 15
  • David Palmer, Dax Shepard (2012)
  • US
  • 95 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Given that Dax Shepard is the star, scriptwriter and co-director, it's difficult to find anyone else to blame for this haphazardly conceived, mostly dull car-chase movie that aims for a tone halfway between the hip irony of early Tarantino and a Smokey and the Bandit-style automotive smash-up. Shepard plays Charles Bronson, a former getaway driver living for four years in a small California town under the witness protection programme, where he has fallen in love with sweet-natured local gal Alex (Kristen Bell). When he agrees to drive her to LA for a job interview, Bronson's true identity is revealed and the two find themselves being pursued by his vengeful gang. Tom Arnold is entertaining as a US marshal with anger issues and unpredictable firearms technique, and the car chases are mildly diverting, but the film's characterisation is hopelessly underdeveloped and an undercurrent of homophobia does little to make the experience any less tedious.

Plot Summary

A getaway driver for a gang of bank robbers starts a new life in the witness protection program. When his girlfriend gets a job in Los Angeles, he drives her there even though it means breaking cover - and soon finds the criminals he betrayed are on his trail. Comedy, starring and co-directed by Dax Shepard. With Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper.

Cast and crew


Annie Bean
Kristen Bell
Yul Perrkins / "Charles Bronson"
Dax Shepard
Randy Anderson
Tom Arnold
Debby Kreeger
Kristin Chenoweth
Gil Rathbinn
Michael Rosenbaum
Alex Dmitri
Bradley Cooper
Neve Tatum
Joy Bryant
David Koechner
Ryan Hansen
Clint Perkins
Beau Bridges


David Palmer
Dax Shepard

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Momentum Pictures
Swearing, sexual references, nudity, some violence, drug abuse.
Available on DVD
Released 12 Oct 2012
Certificate 15