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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"A big-reveal thriller with surprises that really do surprise -- and are worth waiting for through an audaciously long buildup."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"David Twohy's taut, palm-sweating thriller has two things going for it: it keeps you guessing and it doesn't insult your intelligence."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"The film is not a total loss due to its interesting use of suspense and its tactic of placing suspicion on every character. While it's not one of the best thrillers out there, you could easily do worse."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"Twohy's script dares and succeeds in peppering the dialogue with funny insider references to Hollywood scripts and actors."
‑ Janos Gereben, Entertainment Insiders
"A cunning, sideways-sneaking genre piece with both the fancy to surprise audiences and the adroit filmmaking to do so"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Writer-director David Twohy (Pitch Black) serves up mechanical thrills culminating in a bogus twist ending"
‑ Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader
"The aesthetic is closer to a grand finale of Survivor than anything else, and while all the actors do scrappy work, they don't have much psychology to play with -- unlike a fun, class-conscious wilderness tale like The Edge."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Far from a perfect film, but it is a lot of fun. In the tradition of old-fashioned thrillers, the movie has some nice twists and turns in the plot."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Twohy lets his story's central guessing game play out with patient tautness."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"It works because it's smart, knows it's smart, announces to us that it's smart - then backs off and lets the suspense and dark comedy mix."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"A Perfect Getaway is a little better -- well, a little stranger -- than most of the disposables this summer."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"I just don't think there was enough drama in the first two-thirds of this movie."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"A riveting horror-thriller that should do for hiking in Hawaii what Hostel did for backpacking in Slovakia."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"A slight film, slight in its surprises and in its suspense, and yet not totally devoid of either."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"Twohy seems to think the eventual revelation is clever enough to be worth the price of admission by itself. It isn't. To give better value, he should have souped up the cartoonish violence of the final scenes."
‑ Edward Porter, Times [UK]
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