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A Perfect Getaway (2009)

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

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Honeymooning newlyweds Cliff (Steve Zahn) and Cydney (Milla Jovovich) are hiking an 11-mile trail in Hawaii when they cross paths will ex-military man Nick (Timothy Olyphant), who earns their trust by helping them navigate a particularly treacherous mountain cliff. A few yards later, the trio runs into a group of girls whose parents are begging them to return home following reports that a honeymooning couple has been murdered on one of the other islands.
Rating:
R (for graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Written By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Box Office:
$15,536,310.00
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Cast

Steve Zahn
as Cliff
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
Ryan Gesell
as Groom
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
D. Grigsby Poland
as Cheap Man
Grace Connelly
as Cheap Man's Wife
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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
Variety
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.

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

I just don't think there was enough drama in the first two-thirds of this movie.

August 10, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

A terrific twist, but goes wasted in a movie that really runs out of steam.

Full Review… | August 10, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for A Perfect Getaway

½

At first, this movie seems to be a trashy comedy due to the 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
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

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Directors Cat

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½

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
Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

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