Hood To Coast
Hood To Coast (2010)

In 1982, Bob Foote was an experienced long distance runner living in Portland, Oregon who was looking for a new challenge. Rather than train for another marathon, Foote decided to organize a relay race, in which teams of twelve runners… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 11, 2010
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Scott Von Doviak
AV Club

An engaging slice of Americana that almost manages to make back-breaking physical exertion look like a hell of a good time.

Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

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.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Can't get yourself off the couch? You'll find all the inspiration you need from this spirited look at Oregon's titular marathon.

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Ronnie Scheib

Expertly constructed, impressively lensed and surprisingly entertaining.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An amateurish and unappealing documentary about participants in a 197-mile relay race.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Christoph Baaden, the director, loses sight of the fact that, for people who don't run, the cult of running is kind of boring.

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Joe O'Connell
Austin Chronicle

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.

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

I'd take raw shots of sweat dripping on pavement and heavy panting over slick graphics and guitar-strumming any day.

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