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

I WOULDVE PAID FULL PRICE IF I'D KNOWN

By sarod222
Written August 28, 2014
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 Grandmaster out of my head. I was wrong and surprised that I would like this movie. It starts out right away . No long or slow moments . So if forget to get your snacks and soda don't bother. In my opinion, the movie had a good pace to it. I don't usually care for many movies with Ethan Hawke from the past because he seems figity in them to me.(besides Training Day...that was a good Flick) No scenes too outrageous. The part Selena G plays in this movie is not bad either. Most of the younger gen is a bit more "techy" than the older gen , so it is feasible and believable that someone younger could know this much. I think the chases and blow up scenes were at just right . I also like the way it ended. This movie was good. I put must GO to offset the naysayers who never gave it a chance.
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Action-tastic!

By hearseboy
Written August 30, 2013
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 well, and they managed to keep mix it up right up to the end. I won't spoil, but one of the last chase scenes is awesome! *Very fun, and worth a GO!
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Warning-Bad Movie Ahead

By tcat37
Written August 21, 2014
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. Her pouty perfect lips have more talent. Poor script and very weak plot with LOTS of holes. Jon Voight must not have gotten paid very much because you don't see his face much. Ethan Hawke spent his whole time emoting and not much else. The continuity team needs to give back their pay. Watch for the disappearing and reappearing car mirrors on the Getaway vehicle. Awful, awful, awful.
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GETAWAY

By thedoctor777
Written September 03, 2013
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 modified to be more high performance than off the show room floor. It hits speeds of over 100 MPH and every little cop car not only stay up with it; but pulls along side of it several times during the film, LOL. This film is 90% car chases; every one is so badly staged they are hilariously funny. They look so fake and staged it's sad beyond words. The electric plant gets blown up and it shows the city going dark. They drive away and back to the city and it's all lit up for the rest of the film. The main star gets shot; but gets up and drives away like nothing ever happened. It is never addressed at all. The only cute thing in this movie was seeing Selena Gomez; She's cute; but that's not enough to spend even a dollar to see this joke of a film. SORRY! but it is what it is.
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What just happened?

By dominicbaez
Written September 02, 2013
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 it should have, but it really doesn’t matter: “Getaway” manages to fail on nearly every level, and even a straight-up sexy car — a Shelby Super Snake version of the Ford Mustang — can’t rev up enough excitement to save this amalgamation of ridiculousness. Look, at first the whole “smash everything you see” directives aren’t completely dull. But it quickly loses its luster. Even with the more action-packed third act and the introduction of Gomez to help break the monotony, “Getaway,” which completes a film season the same way it started — “Fast &Furious 6” — leaves us feeling more than just a bit disappointed? What do you expect from a 90-minute car chase? For the full review, see silverscreeningreviews.com.
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