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Getaway

3 (241 votes)
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The chase is on. Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Training Day) stars in this gritty, high-octane action thriller alongside actress/music sensation Selena Gomez and Oscar® winner Jon Voight (Coming Home). Hawke stars as a former racecar driver, working against the clock and forced into a dangerous mission behind the wheel. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, he commandeers a fast car and its unwitting owner (Gomez), taking them on a high-speed race against time at the command of the unseen mysterious assailant (Voight) holding his wife hostage and watching his every move. To save his wife, he took the job. To keep her alive, he'll ...

  • DirectorCourtney Solomon
  • Runtime: 1 hr 30 min
  • StudioWarner Bros.
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Getaway

Wall Street Journal
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.

Grantland
Wesley Morris
Grantland

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

Chicago Reader
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

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

ReelViews
James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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

The Atlantic
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.

Entertainment Weekly
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.

The Film Stage
Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

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

Epoch Times
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.'

Cinemixtape
J. Olson
Cinemixtape

The wretchedness on display here is stunning, as if the screenplay was spat out by a musty, old Commodore 64 possessed by the spirit of Ed Wood.

Philadelphia Weekly
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

This is the antithesis of craftsmanship.

Birmingham Mail
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

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.

Forbes
Mark Hughes
Forbes

The story is just an excuse for 90 minutes of fast cars and crashes ... filmed in a grueling, dirty, too-fast edited fashion...

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