Hit & Run

Featured In Issue 176, April/May 2013

WSR Score2.5
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Pervasive language including sexual references, grphic nudity, some violence and drug content.
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Dax Shepard & David Palmer
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In Hit & Run, a nice guy with a questionable past, Charlie Bronson (Shepard), risks everything when he busts out of a witness protection program to drive his girlfriend (Bell) to Los Angeles for the job opportunity of a lifetime. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated, however, when they're chased by an inept federal agent (Arnold) and Charlie's ex-pal (Cooper), a vengeance-crazed criminal he helped put behind bars. (Gary Reber)

Special features include six deleted scenes (HD 18:45); three featurettes: Street Legal (HD 02:18), Run And Gun (HD 02:39), and Love On The Run (HD 02:34); D-BOX® Motion Code™; BD-Live functionality; and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture is digitally photographed and exhibits a generally crisp appearance. The color palette is inconsistently hued and densely saturated. Fleshtones appear variably hued, depending on the scene. Overall, the scenes are brightly cast, except for some nighttime segments in which shadow delineation is poor. Black levels are lacking depth and definition. Resolution is varied as well, with segments nicely focused, while others are softly focused and undistinguished. This is a generally mediocre visual presence. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is a mixed bag of conventional production, poorly integrated ADR dialogue, and a varied music score consisting of original orchestral and synthesized music and pop recordings. Atmospherics and sound effects are at times non-engaging and other times are nicely energized, especially during the scenes with car movement. Deep bass is prominent in the intense chase scenes. Overall, this is a "produced-sounding" soundtrack that is undistinguished. (Gary Reber)