A Perfect Getaway

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A Perfect Getaway
David Twohy has been hiding since making Pitch Black, but is at last back with another high-action thriller. It's set on a remote and romantic island in Hawaii, where a newly-wed couple intend hiking to a secluded beach. For safety, they hook up with another two couples, but tensions develop between them. They're aware there had been attacks on another island, and suspicions start to surface as egos and personalities clash....

96 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Horror, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez, Marley Shelton, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Ruivivar, Dale Dickey
Director
David Twohy
ScreenplayDavid Twohy
MusicBoris Elkis
CinematographyMark Plummer
EditingTracy Adams
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2009
Produced byRogue Pictures, Relativity Media, QED International, Davis Entertainment, Tooley Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller
LanguageStrong, at times abusive, frequent
NudityBrief non-sexual nudity, brief, low impact
SexNone, mild sexual references
ViolenceStrong psychological and physical violence, moderate blood, realistic scenes
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild profanities
Drug abuseDrug abusive: smoking cocaine
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
1
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconB-grade slasher flick, with a twist
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
5
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconWell... the scenery was good
10
Box Office
Sara Schieron quote iconDavid Twohy’s programmatic vacation thriller A Perfect Getaway is silly and fun and while it has its annoyingly meta moments it certainly won’t leave you bored.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe plot will require some discussion after the film is over. Is it misleading? Yes. Does it cheat? I think not. It only seems to cheat. That’s part of the effect. All’s fair in love and war, and the plots of thrillers.
15
eye Weekly
Adam Nyman quote iconLean, shapely and unafraid to follow through when the time comes, this is terrifically assured filmmaking from start to finish. And, I might add: what a finish.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconA Perfect Getaway rates as a 5 out of 10 as a viewed-in-the-theater experience, but could drop a point or so once it arrives on home video without the accompanying and appreciative viewing audience.
10
Metacritic.com
22 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
118 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWhile smarter than the average slasher film, A Perfect Getaway eventually devolves into a standard, predictable, excessively violent thriller.
12

What the People say

Internet
8576 Netizens
13

Average .. 57%

11

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