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March 3, 2015
If you take it for a shoot 'em up chaser then there is merit to this movie but if you just compare it to the original then it pales in comparison.
½ January 18, 2015
Aceptable remake , hubiera preferido a otro protagonista en lugar de Alec Baldwin , Basinger está bien
½ December 1, 2014
ok remake of the steve mcqueen c1972 classic
June 26, 2014
Pretty much a remake of the classic Steve McQueen/Sam Peckinpah film of the same name, with identical scenes and lines, but it's entertaining in its own way with the different actors.
Alec Baldwin is no McQueen, but he makes the character his own, kinda like what Pierce Brosnan did in the Thomas Crown Affair remake.
½ April 12, 2014
With high-velocity action and thrills, this remake of the 1972 classic benefits strongly from the chemistry between Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.
½ December 14, 2013
El director Roger Donaldson intenta hacer un remake del clásico de Pekinpah sin mucho éxito: el formalismo de Peckinpah aquí no aparece y la química entre Baldwin y Basinger (pareja real cuando se filmó esta película) dista mucho de la química entre McQueen y McGraw. No se deje engañar y vaya a la fuente original.
½ August 6, 2013
Directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bounty (1984), Cocktail (1988) and Species (1995)), this was a new adaptation of Jim Thompson's 1958 novel of the same name, adapted in 1972 by Sam Peckinpah. Walter Hill was brought back to do the screenplay, and was to have directed it, but had to drop out due to his commitments making Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), it does feel like it's copying the 1972, which gives it an air of pointlessness. Carter "Doc" McCoy (Alec Baldwin) has spent a year in a Mexican prison after taking part in a job for a drugs boss, Doc's wife Carol has mob boss Jack Benyon (James Woods) to get him out so Doc can rob a dog track, with Rudy (Michael Madsen) and Hansen (Philip Seymour Hoffman). But, the heist goes awry when Rudy tries to double cross Doc and Hansen, but Doc shoots him, and makes off with Carol and the money, but Rudy survives, and regains his strength with the help of vet's wife Fran Carvey (Jennifer Tilly), and they make off to El Paso to get the money back and get revenge on Doc and Carol, who are planning to flee to Mexico. It's less a re-adaptation of Thompson's book, and more of a remake of Peckinpah's film, with a lot of slow-mo shots being used. Despite having an absolutely brilliant cast on board, it does have the air of a cash-in, which is a shame, as it could have been a good film too.
½ May 14, 2013
He's only in it during the last five minutes of the movie and yet he's the best thing in the film. I'm talking about the legendary Richard Farnsworth. The rest of the film is fairly hit or miss. The action sequences are fine, and there are some fun spot the character actor moments -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michael Madsen, and David Morse show up in this thing. Also, I enjoyed this version of the tale more than the 1972 original, but that might just be due to the fact that I'm a 90s kid.
April 23, 2013
Alec Baldwin dives around in slow motion for 90 minutes whilst Micheal Madsen bangs Jennifer Tilly in various hotel rooms.
March 21, 2013
The younger me had to endure generic action movie remakes to get glimpses of nude and hot Kim Basinger and Jennifer Tilly. The Getaway tried to capitalize on the chemistry of then couple Alec Baldwin and Basinger but did nothing aside from give dudes boners.
March 4, 2013
A not terrible remake of the Sam Peckinpah original.
Super Reviewer
February 7, 2013
Incredibly trashy but still enjoyable (if pointless) remake of Sam Peckinpah's original. Basinger is awful, Baldwin is serviceable, Woods chews the scenery.
½ January 22, 2013
This movie nearly feels like porno. Good cast, but boy is it pretty terrible.
½ January 4, 2013
I just watched this tonight-8/1/07 for first time and this was a really cool movie. The effects, action, and the sex scenes are hottt! These two had chemistry un the ying yang to bad they split up, they were hot together. I wonder if this was the movie they made where they first got together? Anyone know?
November 20, 2012
Watch it. If for nothing else the action sequences and the chemistry between Basinger and Baldwin. That and Michael Madsen's hair. 8/10
½ October 23, 2012
Doesn't compare to the original with Steve McQeen.
½ October 12, 2012
Pretty good movie actually. Decent cast performances, great action.
October 3, 2012
This is better than the ratings indicate.
October 2, 2012
Not a remake as much as it is a blurry copy of the original.
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