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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 2%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's all you can do not to laugh. Oh, go ahead. But be forewarned that there are many miles to go before we get to the end and it will feel like an eternity before any of it makes sense."
‑ John Anderson, Wall Street Journal
"Getaway is pretty much a 90-minute car chase. That's it."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"If you want to enjoy 'Getaway' feeling like you might be a blue bottle that's about to go 'splat' on the windscreen, rev it up."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"It's mildly diverting, and it clearly hopes you won't point out if not its inconsistencies, then areas where it could have tried harder."
‑ Matt Prigge, Metro
"Little more than a 90-minute chase scene, this film is targeted directly at the Fast & Furious crowd, but it has only one expensive car to smash up instead of many dozen."
‑ Richard Grunert, Willamette Week
"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
"The story is just an excuse for 90 minutes of fast cars and crashes ... filmed in a grueling, dirty, too-fast edited fashion..."
‑ Mark Hughes, Forbes
"Getaway feels like a project that was undercooked, needing snappier dialogue, better shot coverage in its action sequences, and especially a heavier dose of macho charisma."
‑ Kristy Puchko,
"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]
"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
"While the seemingly endless car chase has many literal gear changes, Getaway as a film is a monotone experience."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"If you like car crashes and bizarre casting pairings, have I got a movie for you! If you like good movies, yeah, not so much."
‑ Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
"CRASH. "Slow down!" CRASH. "Pull over!" "Do it. Now!" CRASH."
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
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