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.

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
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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
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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

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Run of the mill thriller with some good performances from the 4 main leads. The location is the real star of the movie but with a slow first half followed by a twist in the end which wasn?t much of a surprise. Steve Zhan is always a joy to watch and he doesn?t disappoint here and milla jovorich looks good but that?s all she got to do here.
It?s a perfect Friday beer and curry night in, that?s pretty much it.

Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

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