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Getaway review

Get very far away...

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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Ken McIntyre

Ken McIntyre is a freelance writer who has spent years covering music and film. You'll find Ken in the pages of Total Film and here on GamesRadar, using his experience and expertise to dive into the history of cinema and review the latest films. You'll also find him writing features and columns for other Future Plc brands, such as Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazine.