75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A clever, heart-pounding thriller, and a welcome return to form for the director.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Benefits from one standout performance: Timothy Olyphant ( Deadwood ) plays the part of Nick with ingratiating comic relish.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The plot will require some discussion after the film is over. Is it misleading? Yes. Does it cheat? I think not. It only seems to cheat. That’s part of the effect. All’s fair in love and war, and the plots of thrillers.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Steve Zahn makes full use of the many varieties of hyper in his acting arsenal, while Timothy Olyphant has a heckuva good time telegraphing macho mania.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
For a low-brow, psycho-on-the-loose-in-paradise thriller, A Perfect Getaway is surprisingly entertaining.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A Perfect Getaway may not play fair by the audience but at least it cheats honestly. These days that's something.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
For a thriller of its kind, it's a lively and slick summer escape.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
When the story’s twist arrives, you half-expect Twohy to throw in a couple of reels from "Dead Again," plus outtakes from "The Usual Suspects." It’s a lulu; I'm just not sure if it's the sort of lulu that will lead to great word-of-mouth.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It's still a gimmicky, tricked-out tale that is all too self-aware. But the film does keep you guessing and probably guessing wrong.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The result isn't deadly dull, but it does turn what should have been a most dangerous game into a basic scenery-chewing contest.
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63 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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