Getaway 2013 PG-13 CC

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Former race car driver Brent Magna (Hawke) is pitted against the clock, desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife.

Starring:
Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

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Getaway

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action
Director Courtney Solomon
Starring Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez
Supporting actors Jon Voight, Rebecca Budig, Paul Freeman, Bruce Payne, Ivaylo Geraskov, Dimo Alexiev, Velislav Pavlov, Dejan Angelov, Kaloian Vodenicharov, Danko Jordanov, Velizar Peev, Peewee Piemonte, Esteban Cueto, Kiril Todorov, Georgi Dimitrov, Teodor Tzolov, Kalin Kerin, Ivailo Dimitrov
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

There is good acting here.
gobirds2
This movie is really just a put in and watch type movie which isn't always a bad thing.
Tony Heck
Just two people driving around in a car.
Ratika Tyagi

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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Denne on December 14, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
C'mon guys! What were you expecting?! With a title like Getaway you should have known what you were letting yourselves in for! I played it loud and loved every minute! It's an adrenalin rush from start to finish and the pace barely lets up! You want fast car chases, total carnage, shootouts and massive explosions all held together by a thrilling albeit not an original story then buy this film! I was thoroughly entertained and will be watching it again and again!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on September 14, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
The opening of film gives you "12 Rounds Reloaded" deja vu. Former race car driver Brent (Ethan Hawke) must perform tasks from the voice of Jon Voight or else his wife will die. He is reluctantly aided by Selena Gomez, our pudgy faced Mila Kunis. Her attitude is perhaps the only highlight of a film consumed with Bulgarian car wreaks. Brent drives a custom Mustang Cobra. They are classically low to the ground and after he bounced over the first curb, the oil pan should have been toast.

Brent is a box of rocks and only the smart talking Selena can save the day, and maybe her car that he stole. Most of the film takes place in the car, making the film a bad combination of "12 Rounds Reloaded", "The Chase", and "Vehicle 19." If fast driving, car wreaks, and chase scenes is what you crave, the film has it all at the sacrifice of just about everything else. Brent has flashbacks of his wife being kidnapped, although he wasn't there. The bruise on his wife's head comes and goes. The Shelby has bullet holes in the side, before shots are fired at it. Like the bruise, the passenger's side mirror comes and goes on its own too. In the final chase scene it sounds like he up shifts the car about 12 times. It had me laughing. And if you didn't catch any of that, the final phone call, i.e. the reason why Brent was selected should have you shaking your head.

This film is action driven "new school" style of entertainment. People who like plot, character, drama, or a shower scene can avoid this film. Might make a decent arcade game.

Parental Guide: 1 near f-bomb. No sex of nudity.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 20, 2014
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Lousy script and too predictable. Ending was disappointing as well. Don't waste your time! Oh, and just because an actress is adored on the Disney Channel doesn't mean people want to see her in an action movie!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 22, 2014
Format: DVD
Canadian director Courtney Solomon steers this `script' by Sean Finnegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker and the result is a relentless 90 minutes car chase move, a little on the over used side. Former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is pitted against the clock as he commandeers a custom Shelby Super Snake Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner `The Kid' (Selena Gomez) on a high-speed adventure at the command of a mysterious villain called The Voice (Jon Voight) on a race against time to save the life of his kidnapped wife Leanne (Rebecca Budig). The only thing that distinguishes the story from the legions of stories out of the same can is the `The Kid' knowledge of computers and hacking and GPS manipulation - throws an undated light on an old worn out story. Hawke is fine as the ever panicked-desperate-to-get-his-wife-back-obedient-to-the-Voice guy, Selena Gomez pulls off her rasty mouthed role well and all we see of Jon Voight is his mouth until the end. The final few minutes (the reason behind the whole movie) are rather silly. Grady Harp, April 14
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MadMacs on February 16, 2014
Format: DVD
A decently enjoyable flick from Dark Castle Entertainment. A production company whose products swing from pretty dang good to yeesh - 'Getaway' falls somewhere in between.

Tells the story of Brent Magna, former NASCAR driver whose life hasn't gone right since a horrific crash. Unable to assimilate his near-death experience, he fell off the circuit. Washed out and broke, he turned his only marketable skill toward criminal enterprise. Likely to end up in prison, he's on the downward slope of self-destruction.

Then he meets Leanne. Love returns focus into his life. Back on the straight-n-arrow, they're going to make it work.

Until his wife is brutally abducted.

The Voice calls him with simple instructions. Do what he says, when he says it - and she lives. Disobey or fail - she dies. Of course he agrees to do whatever it takes to get her back.

His first mission - steal a very special car.

You already know the plot from there.

The tale is routine, the drama well-worn contrivance. But the set action pieces were really, really fun as we get to see a Shelby Super Snake Mustang tear ass through Sofia, Bulgaria. Explosions and insane road skills abound.

Despite the flat simplicity of the screenplay, I'm always surprised that we, the audience, have to once again confront that eternal movie pitfall: Internal Story Logic. Or lack thereof.

Several salient points that were critical to really enjoying this film stood out as distracting plot holes. Holes that viewers have to gloss over in order for the story to continue. Otherwise, you can get stuck pondering the ridiculousness of the script.

***Spoiler Warning***

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