• Released
  • August 30, 2013
  • (Special showings Thursday, August 29 @ select theatres)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 29 min
  • Action/Adventure
Getaway Synopsis
A former race-car driver and his young passenger embark on a high-speed mission to save his wife.
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Critic Ratings


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

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

By Scott Bowles
A car-chase clunker that can't escape its own noxious emissions.
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By sarod222
ok so I when I first walked in to check out this movie I thought it was going to be weak. so I used one of my free movie passes I had earned. I had to get the bad taste of the previous movie The...


By hearseboy
Didn't know much about this movie before, and had a great time watching it. Very well done chase scenes, that don't get old. I realized that I was pulled in by some very creative camera angles as...

Warning-Bad Movie Ahead

By tcat37
Didn't have high expectations of this movie but wanted an entertaining afternoon. I should have stayed home. The acting was horrible, Selena Gomez needs to go back to throwaway Disney channel shows....


By thedoctor777
This film is nothing but blooper after blooper. The screenplay is stupidly written and the entire concept of the film is idiotic. First off you have a Mustang limited edition Shelby Cobra engine...

Im being nice

By aw_someness
This is between a so-so and a go. had good action and most of the acting was good, only problem I have was some of the directing and there is this one scene ( Not spoiling) were there is a car chase...


By FLASH1465
i rate this a D+ . It was a good action flick for fans of car chases but beyond that not much to see here. Ethan has done so much better and Selena ...well....nothing good to say about her...

What just happened?

By dominicbaez
Well. That was ... something. Trying to synthesize an appropriate response to a movie starring Ethan Hawke as a former racecar driver and Selena Gomez as a computer prodigy proved more difficult than...

Do you love action movies?

By wicksmaster28
if you do then this is a must see. tons of real action, no cgi crap. loved the car chases and explosions, definitely right up my alley!...

How Do I Get An Hour and a Half of My Life Back

By dyner1
This could possible be one of the worst movies ever produced. It is not even so bad that it is good - it is just straight up awful. Well really, what can you expect for a movie of which 95% of the...


By steven42
Ehhh, not bad but not really that good either. Some good crashes in the chase scenes. Selena did a good job acting and if it weren't for her in the movie it would have been even more to the bad side....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Intense action, violence and mayhem throughout, some rude gestures and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Lackluster action flick has too many smashed cars to count.
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