Getaway (2013)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 30, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 26, 2013
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Consensus: Monotonously fast-paced to the point of exhaustion, Getaway offers a reminder of the dangers in attempting to speed past coherent editing, character development, sensible dialogue, and an interesting plot.

John Anderson
Wall Street Journal

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.

James Berardinelli

Getaway is pretty much a 90-minute car chase. That's it.

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Josh Terry
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

For all of its vices, I can't help but think that we've brought Getaway on ourselves. It's not the car chase film we need right now, but it's probably the car chase movie we deserve. And if the finale is any indication, a sequel could be ready to go.

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Wesley Morris

If movies need us to suspend disbelief, you have to supply your own clothes hangers for Getaway.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

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.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

Getaway is a videogame-one at its best when realizing this truth.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

This latter-day B movie can be rather fun in its preposterousness and bargain-basement style.

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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

When chipmunk-faced Gomez curses, sailor-like, waves a big gun, brags on her genius-level hacker skills-you wanna say, 'Put down that fake gun and go sing a nice pop ditty.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
So despite this films title the plot isn't actually about a getaway no Sir, its more along the lines of someone having to complete missions in a time limit… More
Manu Gino
Get in. Get out. Getaway. Good decent movie! This is a popcorn movie. Nothing more. I understood that going in. It's not high art. It doesn't… More
Everett Johnson
*1/2 I really like a good car chase movie. When done right, they can be some of the most exciting action sequences in film. Then you get a movie like… More
Liam Gadd
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Nate Zoebl
The biggest problem with Getaway was also likely its main selling point to gear heads: it's one long 90-minute car chase. That may sound like a good thing… More