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Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is a burned out race car driver who is thrust into a do-or-die mission behind the wheel when his wife is kidnapped. With Brent's only ally being a young hacker (Selena Gomez), his one hope of saving his wife is to follow the orders of the mysterious voice (Jon Voight) who's watching his every move through cameras mounted on the car Brent's driving. (c) WB

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If movies need us to suspend disbelief, you have to supply your own clothes hangers for Getaway."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"The only participant to emerge with its reputation intact--though not its paint job--is the Shelby Mustang muscle car, which also delivers the film's most nuanced and psychologically complex performance."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"What might have been a guilty pleasure is anything but thanks to badly-staged action scenes and a script that resembles a tick-list of action-flick cliches."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Record [UK]
"It's watchable enough, but you wouldn't want to pay cinema prices for the pleasure."
‑ David Aldridge, Radio Times
"You watch the resultant, wholly bloodless carnage with brain in neutral and eyes glazing over, as you would a re-run of Police, Camera, Action! at two in the morning."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"This latter-day B movie can be rather fun in its preposterousness and bargain-basement style."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Getaway has some of the crass trappings of a charmingly crass, go-for-broke action pic like the delightful Crank. But it's too dumb - and far too cynical about what audiences want - to even know how to have fun with them."
‑ Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly
"CRASH. "Slow down!" CRASH. "Pull over!" "Do it. Now!" CRASH."
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
"One of the worst films of the year, by a country mile."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"Undeniably silly and riddled with both gaping plot holes and unintentionally laughable moments ..."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Getaway is pretty much a 90-minute car chase. That's it."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It may be the dumbest movie released this summer."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"With its smashy-crashy aesthetic and endless scenes of hyperbolic car-nage, Getaway exhausts the viewer's patience long before the finishing line approaches."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"If you want to see a film make any kind of sense - or at least not to profit from attacking scores of others with a high-speed vehicle on the assumption you might save one person - then run for your life."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
"Little more than a series of repetitious chases that ploughs through the cliches like so many piled-up boxes, barrels, crates and Christmas trees. All that's missing is some blokes trying to cross the street with a plate glass window."
‑ Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
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