Thursday, August 29, 2013


Bottom Line: Like wearing a metal soup pot on your head, banging it with a wooden spoon, having someone toss firecrackers at you every seven seconds and M80’s every twelve - that’s probably the most apt description of what it feels like to endure this loud, listless, pointless and plotless flick.  It’s nothing more than an overblown, underwhelming, derivatively extended car chase that teams Hawke’s wide-eyed, I-have-no-idea-what-to-do-next bore with Gomez’s yammering, too-smart-to-be-taken-seriously, obnoxiously know-it-all teen – this flick is a disposable, misdirected, unimaginative, incoherent, unfocused pile up of twisted metal and wasted minutes.  DRIVE, GO, TAKEN, RUSH and SPEED are all similar, spoken-for titles that would have made more sense for the directives of this movie – GETAWAY only works in that it openly warns you what to do when you see a theater playing  it.  The 90-minutes you take to watch this irrelevantly numbing piece of cinema will go by FAST, but you’ll still be FURIOUS that you spent your hard earned time and money to do so...
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight
Directed by: Courtney Solomon (DUNGEONS & DRAGONS and AN AMERICAN HAUUNTING)
Rated: PG-13
Running time: 90 minutes
Story: Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is a burned out race car driver who is thrust into a do-or-die mission behind the wheel when his wife is kidnapped. With Brent's only ally being a young hacker (Selena Gomez), his one hope of saving his wife is to follow the orders of the mysterious voice (Jon Voight) who's watching his every move through cameras mounted on the car Brent's driving. (c) WB

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