Excerpt: A kidnapping by Eurotrashy villains and an ex-race car driver named Brent Magna in a stud car – sounds like Warner Brothers is trying to fashion Ethan Hawke’s own “Taken” franchise with “Fast & Furious” appeal and unintentional hilarity with that Pixar’s “Cars” parody name.
Excerpt: “Getaway” has everything you want out of a movie like this: a handsome hero with a clenched jaw, a nice looking sidekick, fast cars out the ass, and one ticking clock after another. You’re not going to see award-worthy performances, or be wowed by an intricate plot—I can’t stress enough how little story you’ll actually find here—but if you have an appreciation for specific niche action reminiscent of a bygone era, or just want to see cars drive real fast and crash into each other, this is a movie you may enjoy.
Excerpt: The high-octane hideousness behind ‘Getaway’ is indeed an on-screen traffic accident that will drive one to immediately rip up their auto club membership card. In the genre of car chase cinema, ‘Getaway’ is about as rousing as witnessing an afternoon fender bender between a couple of bickering senior citizens.
Excerpt: Getaway is 90 minutes of Ethan Hawke glaring, Selena Gomez pouting, and Jon Voight’s lips smacking delightedly, all mixed in with chopped-up shots of cars driving fast. Such time can be spent in many more constructive ways.
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: A five-minute car chase in a movie can be exciting, but ‘Getaway’ proves that a ninety-minute one is positively deadly.