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The Getaway Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It's like one of those devices for executive desks, with the stainless steel balls on the strings: It functions with great efficiency but doesn't accomplish anything.
| Original Score: 2/4
Keith Breese
Filmcritic.com
May 1, 2005
simply too contrived to be taken seriously
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The action and the violence of The Getaway are supported by no particular themes whatsoever. The movie just unravels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
A trashy good time!
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
February 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 17, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 22, 2013
Still the best action movie I've ever seen.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 22, 2002
A tough crime drama with a steely McQueen performance and the usual quota of Peckinpah violence.
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 5, 2007
The Getaway scores a triple play: It's a good character examination, a good relationship study, and a good action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 7, 2013
A gripping thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 29, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 29, 2009
...ultimately comes off as an above-average thriller that's elevated by the inclusion of several electrifying sequences and an expectedly charismatic turn from Steve McQueen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 23, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 29, 2005
Tough as nails and very effective.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
August 30, 2006
Relentlessly depicts ruthless robbery and murder, not to mention adultery, kidnaping, bribery, extortion, and general mayhem. The vivid direction and lightning pace, however, make the film completely fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003

Film4
May 24, 2003
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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