Hood To Coast
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"Hood to Coast" follows four quirky teams on their epic journey to conquer the world's largest relay race. Some run to test their personal limits, some to overcome personal obstacles, and others leap in blindly looking for a way to shake up a complacent life. As we follow these four teams, we realize that winning isn't everything in a film that takes a celebratory look at personal motivation and attempting the extraordinary.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An engaging slice of Americana that almost manages to make back-breaking physical exertion look like a hell of a good time."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, AV Club
"Because the runners' standings in the race are never really established, and are largely beside the point, the film keeps cutting back to these increasingly sentimentalized accounts of hardship overcome."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"Heartfelt and stylishly edited with picturesque scenery, but it's often redundant, underwhelming and neither suspenseful nor insightful enough to be truly inspirational or captivating."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"It's tears of joy and pain, 'Hood to Coast' captures Oregon."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"Can't get yourself off the couch? You'll find all the inspiration you need from this spirited look at Oregon's titular marathon."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Expertly constructed, impressively lensed and surprisingly entertaining."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"An amateurish and unappealing documentary about participants in a 197-mile relay race."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"What makes Hood to Coast special is the way it sort of perversely captures the entire human comedy -- it's pain and pleasure tied up in sleep-deprived logistics, and the punchline is that the suffering is completely voluntary."
‑ M.E. Russell, Oregonian
"Christoph Baaden, the director, loses sight of the fact that, for people who don't run, the cult of running is kind of boring."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Sometimes the race is secondary, Baaden and Hume tell us in this beautifully shot and heartfelt doc about an annual team running event from Oregon's Mount Hood, past Portland and on to the ocean's edge."
‑ Joe O'Connell, Austin Chronicle
"I'd take raw shots of sweat dripping on pavement and heavy panting over slick graphics and guitar-strumming any day."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
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