‘Getaway,’ reviewed by Marshall Fine


“Getaway” is like the ultimate reductionist car-centric action film. It feels less like a movie made from an actual script and more like director Courtney Solomon composed a list of things he wanted to put in, then assembled those items into something that vaguely resembled a movie.

If there were a list of ingredients on the side of the DVD, here are a few of the things you get a lot of in this movie:

Scenes that look like they were filmed on surveillance cameras.

Scenes that look like they were shot with webcams.

Shots of Ethan Hawke’s feet dancing between the clutch, brake and gas pedals.

Shots of Ethan Hawke’s face looking concerned.

An obscene number of cars crashing.

At least two massive fireball explosions.

Automatic weapon fire directed at Hawke’s high-powered car that somehow never hits the windows (let alone Hawke).

Jon Voight doing an Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation off-camera.

Selena Gomez cursing while trying to act bad-ass.

Here are some of the ingredients you won’t find:

Selena Gomez convincing you she’s actually bad-ass.

This review continues on my website.

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