Monday, November 25 2013, 04:31 PM MST
Movie Review: Getaway
1 out of 5 Stars Director: Courtney Solomon
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight
Genre: Action, Crime
Recommended To: Those looking for an inept story with poor direction, editing and unconvincing performances.
Synopsis: A former racecar driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is forced to drive around a city leaving a trail of destruction in his wake when a mysterious man kidnaps his wife. Along the way he picks up an obnoxious heiress (Selena Gomez). Together they must outsmart the villain or Magna's wife dies.
Review: Getaway is an 80-minute-high-speed chase in a 90-minute movie. The plot is paper thin, the direction is incoherent, the action monotonous and the mailed in performances. Even when Ethan Hawke and his obnoxious companion "The Kid," Selena Gomez, are sitting next to each other their characters lack so much chemistry it feels like their scenes were filmed miles apart. There's no reason to see Getaway unless you want to listen to Gomez spout off PG-13 vulgarities and Hawke sleepwalk for a paycheck.
-Ryan Michael Painter