• Released
  • August 30, 2013
  • (Special showings Thursday, August 29 @ select theatres)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 29 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By the time the movie actually arrives at its finest moment – a nearly two-minute single shot from the Mustang’s hood as it chases the villain’s van through dense traffic – you’ve become so numb to speed and sensation that you may barely notice.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Getaway is pretty much a 90-minute car chase. That's it.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
The racing is spectacular, especially when you consider director Courtney Solomon’s claim that no CGI was used in the crash scenes... Solomon wanted to put the audience in the middle of events and inside the car; he certainly does pull that off. Believe me, your head will spin. After a while it all becomes mind-numbing.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
What Getaway needed most is enough juice to get to the finish line, narratively speaking. Because while jumping into the car is great, the fun dies fast if there’s nowhere to go.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Terrible but, in its squealing way, sporadically fun-terrible.
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38

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Maybe they all took a gander at that random, ridiculous scenario and hoped that the car would be cool enough to bail them out. It isn’t.
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30

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
This is a movie for those who watched Liam Neeson in "Taken" and thought, "Hey, this is fun, but can we do it without having to wait 15 minutes for the action to start?" Solomon has 90 minutes at his disposal, and doesn't want to waste time with setup.
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25

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
In the end, it’s hard to remember another action entry that expends so much energy on frenetic blacktop choreography and attention-deficit editing with so little to show for it.
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25

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Getaway makes the Transformers movies seem like they were shot in slow motion. You see all these vehicles smashing into each other, but the movie is never thrilling.
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25

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
A car-chase clunker that can't escape its own noxious emissions.
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23 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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