A Perfect Getaway (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Perfect Getaway (2009)



Critic Consensus: While smarter than the average slasher film, A Perfect Getaway eventually devolves into a standard, predictable, excessively violent thriller.

Movie Info

Writer/director David Twohy presents A Perfect Getaway -- an action thriller focusing on two newlyweds (Milla Jovovich and Steve Zahn) who come across a couple of sinister hikers, played by Timothy Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez.more
Rating: R (for graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Twohy, David N. Twohy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 29, 2009
Box Office: $15.5M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Dale Dickey
as Earth Momma
Wendy Braun
as Debbie Mason/Clerk
Jim Cruz
as Helicopter Pilot
Angela Sun
as Counter Girl
Leandra Gillis
as TV Anchor
Amit Yogev
as Waiter
Carlos Alberto López
as Camera Samaritan
Katie Chonacas
as KC Girl #1
Natalie Garza
as KC Girl #2
Lindsay Halladay
as KC Girl #3
Mercedes Leggett
as Katie Nakamura
Leif Riddell
as Perimeter Cop
Matt Birman
as Trekker
Tory Kittles
as Sherman/Kayaker
Brandon Olive
as Rick/Kayaker
Holt McCallany
as Police Lieutenant
Isaac Santiago
as Police Shooter
Katelin Henke
as Cydney's Sister
John T. Cogan
as Best Man
Michael Traynor
as Groomsman #1
Spencer Hill
as Groomsman #2
Mike Begovich
as Groomsman #3
Elizabeth Maxwell
as Bridesmaid #1
Lindsey Huang
as Bridesmaid #2
Katelin Chesa Henke
as Cydney's Sister
Andy Hoff
as Clueless Husband
Webster Williams
as Father of Groom
Cristina Soler
as Mother of Groom
Grace Connelly
as Cheap Man's Wife
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News & Interviews for A Perfect Getaway

Critic Reviews for A Perfect Getaway

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (37)

A big-reveal thriller with surprises that really do surprise -- and are worth waiting for through an audaciously long buildup.

Full Review… | December 18, 2009
Top Critic

Writer-director David Twohy (Pitch Black) serves up mechanical thrills culminating in a bogus twist ending

Full Review… | August 20, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A Perfect Getaway is a little better -- well, a little stranger -- than most of the disposables this summer.

Full Review… | August 14, 2009
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

David Twohy's taut, palm-sweating thriller has two things going for it: it keeps you guessing and it doesn't insult your intelligence.

Full Review… | August 14, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

There's always something to be said for a psycho-thriller that delivers interesting characters in a cool setting.

Full Review… | August 28, 2015

The film is not a total loss due to its interesting use of suspense and its tactic of placing suspicion on every character. While it's not one of the best thrillers out there, you could easily do worse.

Full Review… | September 24, 2012

Audience Reviews for A Perfect Getaway

Somewhere early something clicked on this one and i saw the reveal very early but i kept second guessing as the movie went along. A very solid cast makes this a good movie.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


At first this film seems to be a trashy comedy due to its strange characters and goofy dialogue, but then after its first hour it evolves into an above-average thriller, surprisingly good and smarter than most slasher movies released in recent years.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer



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A Perfect Getaway Quotes

Cliff: So.. they're like... a couple?
– Submitted by Laura S (3 years ago)
Gina: He's really hard to kill.
– Submitted by Cori J (4 years ago)
Cydney: It's amazing how much people talk about themselves when their on vacation, talk to people they only just met.
– Submitted by James W (5 years ago)
Cliff: We're not really hunting goats here, are we?
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)

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