A Perfect Getaway Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
December 18, 2009
A big-reveal thriller with surprises that really do surprise -- and are worth waiting for through an audaciously long buildup.
August 20, 2009
Writer-director David Twohy (Pitch Black) serves up mechanical thrills culminating in a bogus twist ending
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.
August 17, 2009
There's a lot of blood and little logic but the actors scream nicely.
August 14, 2009
A Perfect Getaway is a little better -- well, a little stranger -- than most of the disposables this summer.
August 14, 2009
David Twohy's taut, palm-sweating thriller has two things going for it: it keeps you guessing and it doesn't insult your intelligence.
August 14, 2009
A "smart" thriller - the title itself is intended to convey that this is an ideal summer popcorn movie - but it's a little too tricky for its own good.
August 14, 2009
A flawed but entertaining thriller.
August 10, 2009
I just don't think there was enough drama in the first two-thirds of this movie.
August 10, 2009
A terrific twist, but goes wasted in a movie that really runs out of steam.
August 7, 2009
A Perfect Getaway is the rarest of film treats -- a B-movie that knows where it's going and how to get there.
August 7, 2009
Twohy serves up a hard-to-swallow second-act twist and an unconvincing back story, but the slightly overlong A Perfect Getaway recovers with a pulse-pounding climax.
August 7, 2009
The result isn't deadly dull, but it does turn what should have been a most dangerous game into a basic scenery-chewing contest.
August 7, 2009
A Perfect Getaway is one of those very clever whodunits that keeps you guessing for quite awhile. But on the way home, as you replay its tricks, you may feel more conned than charmed.
August 7, 2009
Twohy correctly banks on the fact that his audience will be too busy sifting through those aforementioned "red snappers" to care about the details.
August 7, 2009
For a low-brow, psycho-on-the-loose-in-paradise thriller, A Perfect Getaway is surprisingly entertaining, with exactly the right elements to overcome the inevitable cliches.
August 7, 2009
A gimmicky, tricked-out tale that is all too self-aware. But the film does keep you guessing and probably guessing wrong.
August 7, 2009
Viewers know the gotcha is coming not only because they've been groomed to expect a third-act left turn in movies like this, but because the film's characters won't stop talking about it.
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