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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

[5.25/10] A Perfect Getaway (2009)


A Perfect Getaway (2009)

Short review: "A Perfect Getaway"'s story unfolds around three couples and a mysterious murderous duo stalking the Hawaii sland. A 97 minute running time is commendably tight, but the characters are offered as little more than stereotypes which devalues audience sympathies. There is a twist, which is effective, but genre fens will anticipate it because the options are so limited. The actors are good though. Steve Zahn, in a rare dramatic role is good as Cliff. And there are strong supporting performances from Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich and Kiele Sanchez. The cinematography, filmed on location is Hawaii is simply stunning. Helipcopter shots provide a perfect excuse for those swooping panoramas which thrill, excite and delight in equal measure. "A Perfect Getaway" is a little thriller that serves its purpose - it entertains. But if you're expecting more then that you're going to be disappointed.

  • My Rating: 5.25/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 58% (5.8/10)
  • IMDb: 6.5/10

3 comments:

DEZMOND said...

Did you know that Milla is Serbian? :))

nebular said...

Serbian? I thought she's Ukrainian! Are you sure about that, Dezz? :)

DEZMOND said...

Yep, her father is Serbian, her mom is Ukrainian :) She even speaks our language, that's why one of the characters in Luc Beson's THE FIFTH ELEMENT (the singer which sings that famous space opera) is called Diva Plava Laguna (in Serbian it means BLUE LAGOON, which is her first famous movie) :)