Reviews: Getaway (2013)

getawayReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 2/13/14] | Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: There’s a reason why few film car chases dare to run longer than a few minutes.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: Gomez is so laughably bad that Miley Cyrus twerking at the VMAs is only the second-most-awkward performance by a former Disney star this week.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: A kidnapping by Eurotrashy villains and an ex-race car driver named Brent Magna in a stud car – sounds like Warner Brothers is trying to fashion Ethan Hawke’s own “Taken” franchise with “Fast & Furious” appeal and unintentional hilarity with that Pixar’s “Cars” parody name.
  • M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [T]his vehicle undergoes so much damage over the course of one night in Bulgaria that we can only assume it was forged by the gods themselves at the top of Olympus.
  • David Ehrlich @
    • Excerpt: The film blinks too fast to maintain a coherent vision.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Incoherently spins its wheels for 97 minutes with sheer stupidity.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Junky and dumb as a glovebox of hair, with a whiny, one-note Selena Gomez riding shotgun as a security-system hacker (let that sink in).
  • Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
    • Excerpt: “Getaway” has everything you want out of a movie like this: a handsome hero with a clenched jaw, a nice looking sidekick, fast cars out the ass, and one ticking clock after another. You’re not going to see award-worthy performances, or be wowed by an intricate plot—I can’t stress enough how little story you’ll actually find here—but if you have an appreciation for specific niche action reminiscent of a bygone era, or just want to see cars drive real fast and crash into each other, this is a movie you may enjoy.
  • Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom
  • Frank Ochieng @ Getaway
    • Excerpt: The high-octane hideousness behind ‘Getaway’ is indeed an on-screen traffic accident that will drive one to immediately rip up their auto club membership card. In the genre of car chase cinema, ‘Getaway’ is about as rousing as witnessing an afternoon fender bender between a couple of bickering senior citizens.
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight
    • Excerpt: Getaway is 90 minutes of Ethan Hawke glaring, Selena Gomez pouting, and Jon Voight’s lips smacking delightedly, all mixed in with chopped-up shots of cars driving fast. Such time can be spent in many more constructive ways.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A five-minute car chase in a movie can be exciting, but ‘Getaway’ proves that a ninety-minute one is positively deadly.
  • Phil Villarreal @

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