Getaway

Metascore
22

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 34
  2. Negative: 26 out of 34
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  1. Reviewed by: Mary Houlihan
    Aug 30, 2013
    50
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 29, 2013
    40
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Aug 31, 2013
    50
    Getaway is pretty much a 90-minute car chase. That's it.
  4. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Aug 28, 2013
    42
    For the most part, Getaway lacks tension and violence. Strobe cuts rob the stunts of any sense of motion; twisting metal, seen in half-second snippets, becomes abstracted texture. While it’s possible to appreciate this stuff on an individual level, it doesn’t quite add up to an action-movie whole.
  5. Reviewed by: Geoff Pevere
    Aug 29, 2013
    50
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike McCahill
    Dec 9, 2013
    40
    You watch the resultant, wholly bloodless carnage with brain in neutral and eyes glazing over, as you would a re-run of Police, Camera, Action! at two in the morning.
  7. Aug 29, 2013
    40
    Getaway cares little about plot and even less about credibility (cue a pouty-mouthed Gomez spouting nuggets of wisdom about computer servers and ISPs). If you can’t even deliver blatant car-nography, what’s the point?
User Score
3.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 144 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 43
  2. Negative: 23 out of 43
  1. Aug 30, 2013
    0
    Cribbing from countless adrenaline-fueled concept films, from "Speed" to any Jason Statham movie you like, "Getaway" (not to be confused withCribbing from countless adrenaline-fueled concept films, from "Speed" to any Jason Statham movie you like, "Getaway" (not to be confused with the two "The Getaway" films based on Jim Thompson's novel) tries to ride its thin concept, hoping the fumes of constant engine revving are intoxicating. Director Courtney Solomon splices together footage from cameras inside the car (from which the kidnapper eyes his pawns) and from exterior stuntmen-enabled wide shots. The action (all at nighttime) is messily and crudely filmed. The plot mechanics are often laughable. How, then, to explain the film's sudden elegance in one (and only one) shot that appears toward the end of the film like a parting of the waters? Suddenly, the frantic cutting and the relentlessly grating score dissipate for a lengthy first-person perspective of a car speeding down a rolling, suburban road, gracefully sliding around traffic at dawn. It's a diamond that can't make up for the other 89 minutes of rough. Full Review »
  2. Aug 30, 2013
    1
    Sad about this movie because was not great. I was thinking that this movie was gonna be a good one, but was not. Very disappointed with thisSad about this movie because was not great. I was thinking that this movie was gonna be a good one, but was not. Very disappointed with this Was too silly for me, and the Selena Gomez acting was very poor because she's a other big Full Review »
  3. Sep 24, 2013
    0
    This movie.....was complete of money and all Selena Gomez did was make the experience even more worst than it already was...i hate it..worstThis movie.....was complete of money and all Selena Gomez did was make the experience even more worst than it already was...i hate it..worst movie I've seen this year..:( Full Review »