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Getaway

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Getaway
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Release Date: 2013-08-30 Nationwide
  • Running Time: 94 min.
  • Director: Courtney Solomon
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Paul Freeman, Bruce Payne, Rebecca Budig
  • Producers: Moshe Diamant, Christopher Milburn, Courtney Solomon, Allan Zeman
  • Writers: Sean Finnegan, Gregg Maxwell Parker
  • Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Official Site: Getaway Official Site

When Justin Bieber's favorite actress, Selena Gomez, survives a bad B-movie with more dignity than her costar, Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke, the end times must be near. Hawke is Brent Magna, a failed race car driver turned crook turned reformed husband who returns to his Sofia, Bulgaria, apartment to find that his wife has been kidnapped. By cell phone, a mystery man (Jon Voight) orders Magna to steal a smokin' hot Shelby GT500 Super Snake Mustang and drive it recklessly-- endangering Christmas revelers citywide-- as ordered, or the wife dies. The villain has more on his mind than killing pedestrians, but since their hero is a washed-out depressive (a Hawke specialty), screenwriters Sean Finegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker provide Magna with a brainy passenger known as The Kid (Gomez, working hard) to sort things out. She's a pain, but she has kick-ass tech skills, and is soon hacking the bad guy's onboard computer. What's weird is that director Courtney Solomon appears more intrigued by The Kid's computer derring-do than he is by his core assignment: to send cars flying through the air with destructive grace. The smash-and-crash chase scenes are numbingly dull. The only mercy? Two dimensions, not three.

Chuck Wilson

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