A Perfect Getaway Reviews: Good, Bad
Posted 08.07.09 by reelz
A Perfect Getaway is one of those "like it or hate it" pics, so go see it and decide for yourself. One thing all critics can agree on is that Milla Jovovich is in hiking gear throughout, except for a short swimming scene.
"A Perfect Getaway is never great, but [director] Twohy isn't aspiring for greatness
— he's after gritty and lively and weird. And that's good enough."
— Tim Grierson, Village Voice
"Even if you know what's coming, it’s a neat bit of meta-thriller filmmaking, as much about the mechanics of storytelling as a reasonably satisfying example of it."
— Scott Tobias, Onion AV Club
"One hour. That's how long it takes for anything to happen in David Twohy's lumbering snooze-fest A Perfect Getaway
— and even then, the "action" is muted by a desire to make things deep and psychological."
— Bill Gibron, filmcritic.com
"Milla Jovovich and Steve Zahn play newlyweds who go hiking in Hawaii. And they hike. And hike some more. For over an hour. There's also some stuff about a pair of murderers hiding out on the same island, but it doesn't pay off until the very end, by which time you may have hiked your way to the ticket counter to demand a refund."
— Luke Y. Thompson, E! Online