The Getaway
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The Getaway, a remake of Sam Peckinpah's excellent escape thriller of the same name, adapted from a story by Jim Thompson, is the story of ill-fated romance on the run. Doc McCoy (Alec Baldwin) is released from a Mexican prison with the help of gangster Jack Benyon (James Woods) who wants Doc's help in the hold-up of a racetrack. With the help of Doc's wife Carol (Kim Basinger), and Jack's thugs Rudy (Michael Madsen) and Frank (Philip Hoffman), the robbery is successful, but a guard is murdered. Doc also finds out that Carol has had an affair with Benyon. Carol shoots Benyon… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A scene for scene remake that's still great fun. Odds are you won't be moved or enlightened, but you'll never be bored."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"A pale imitation of the 1970s classic!"
‑ John Oliver, Katrillion.com
"Only fair remake of the classic."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Trashy "guilty pleasure" remake."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"so-so but serviceable remake of the Steve Mcqueen classic, with a fairly exciting shoot-em-up at the end."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
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