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Getaway review

If it had been made in 1972, Getaway would’ve probably been an amazing little B-flick.

The premise has a ring of Corman-esque brilliance: a former race car driver’s (Ethan Hawke) wife (Rebecca Budig) gets kidnapped by some unseen madman in Bulgaria, who forces him to take on increasingly ridiculous high-speed missions.

To win back his bride, he must rely on his wits and a hacker (Selena Gomez) who’s inexplicably along for the ride.

Alas, director Courtney Solomon burns out all the cool potential, leaving us with a witless and unforgivably tame car wreck.

 

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