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A Perfect Getaway Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
There's always something to be said for a psycho-thriller that delivers interesting characters in a cool setting.
Jeff Beck
September 24, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 21, 2012
Far from a perfect film, but it is a lot of fun. In the tradition of old-fashioned thrillers, the movie has some nice twists and turns in the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
A riveting horror-thriller that should do for hiking in Hawaii what Hostel did for backpacking in Slovakia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
April 13, 2010
Twohy's script dares and succeeds in peppering the dialogue with funny insider references to Hollywood scripts and actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 1, 2010
Twohy lets his story's central guessing game play out with patient tautness.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Dennis Harvey
December 18, 2009
A big-reveal thriller with surprises that really do surprise -- and are worth waiting for through an audaciously long buildup.
William Goss
December 17, 2009
A slight film, slight in its surprises and in its suspense, and yet not totally devoid of either.
Fernando F. Croce
September 4, 2009
A cunning, sideways-sneaking genre piece with both the fancy to surprise audiences and the adroit filmmaking to do so
David Cornelius
August 23, 2009
It works because it's smart, knows it's smart, announces to us that it's smart - then backs off and lets the suspense and dark comedy mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
August 20, 2009
Writer-director David Twohy (Pitch Black) serves up mechanical thrills culminating in a bogus twist ending
Edward Porter
Times (UK)
August 17, 2009
Twohy seems to think the eventual revelation is clever enough to be worth the price of admission by itself. It isn't. To give better value, he should have souped up the cartoonish violence of the final scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 17, 2009
[An] effective thriller.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
August 17, 2009
There's a lot of blood and little logic but the actors scream nicely.
| Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 16, 2009
The set up is so good that it pains me to say that the last half hour falls apart. Once things are revealed, it becomes too silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 16, 2009
I changed my mind about this movie three times.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
August 14, 2009
A structurally solid B-movie, marked by smart casting and carefully modulated performances, that delivers high on the popcorn-munching entertainment scale.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 14, 2009
A Perfect Getaway is a little better -- well, a little stranger -- than most of the disposables this summer.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
August 14, 2009
Trash with a whiplash.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
August 14, 2009
The home video sets up A Perfect Getaway's frank understanding of itself as formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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