Getaway Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
This is the antithesis of craftsmanship.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 10, 2014
If you want to enjoy 'Getaway' feeling like you might be a blue bottle that's about to go 'splat' on the windscreen, rev it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Hughes
Forbes
August 5, 2014
The story is just an excuse for 90 minutes of fast cars and crashes ... filmed in a grueling, dirty, too-fast edited fashion...
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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
July 22, 2014
It's all you can do not to laugh. Oh, go ahead. But be forewarned that there are many miles to go before we get to the end and it will feel like an eternity before any of it makes sense.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
July 22, 2014
While the seemingly endless car chase has many literal gear changes, Getaway as a film is a monotone experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Prigge
Metro
July 22, 2014
It's mildly diverting, and it clearly hopes you won't point out if not its inconsistencies, then areas where it could have tried harder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kristy Puchko
CinemaBlend.com
July 22, 2014
Getaway feels like a project that was undercooked, needing snappier dialogue, better shot coverage in its action sequences, and especially a heavier dose of macho charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
July 22, 2014
If you like car crashes and bizarre casting pairings, have I got a movie for you! If you like good movies, yeah, not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Richard Grunert
Willamette Week
July 22, 2014
Little more than a 90-minute chase scene, this film is targeted directly at the Fast & Furious crowd, but it has only one expensive car to smash up instead of many dozen.
Full Review | Original Score: D
David Edwards
Daily Record [UK]
February 7, 2014
What might have been a guilty pleasure is anything but thanks to badly-staged action scenes and a script that resembles a tick-list of action-flick cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine
February 6, 2014
CRASH. "Slow down!" CRASH. "Pull over!" "Do it. Now!" CRASH.
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Wesley Morris
Grantland
January 3, 2014
If movies need us to suspend disbelief, you have to supply your own clothes hangers for Getaway.
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
December 8, 2013
With its smashy-crashy aesthetic and endless scenes of hyperbolic car-nage, Getaway exhausts the viewer's patience long before the finishing line approaches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
December 6, 2013
It's watchable enough, but you wouldn't want to pay cinema prices for the pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
December 6, 2013
One of the worst films of the year, by a country mile.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
December 6, 2013
If you want to see a film make any kind of sense - or at least not to profit from attacking scores of others with a high-speed vehicle on the assumption you might save one person - then run for your life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
December 5, 2013
You watch the resultant, wholly bloodless carnage with brain in neutral and eyes glazing over, as you would a re-run of Police, Camera, Action! at two in the morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 5, 2013
Undeniably silly and riddled with both gaping plot holes and unintentionally laughable moments ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
December 5, 2013
Little more than a series of repetitious chases that ploughs through the cliches like so many piled-up boxes, barrels, crates and Christmas trees. All that's missing is some blokes trying to cross the street with a plate glass window.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
December 5, 2013
It's difficult to know quite what is harder to believe. The completely illusory and nonsensical nature of the absurd narrative Getaway or Ethan Hawke was able to make this in the same year he shone in Before Midnight!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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