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MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: August 30, 2013
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Rebecca Budig, and Bruce Payne
Directed by: Courtney Solomon
Produced by: Christopher Milburn, Moshe Diamant, Courtney Solomon, and Allan Zeman
Written by: Sean Finegan and Gregg Maxwell Parker
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Watch Getaway 2013 Full Movie Not everyone can tumble out of a garbage truck and still look glamorously tousled. After "The Getaway," you'd have to put Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin at the top of that list. Their appeal as a couple of gorgeous outlaws is the main reason to see this sleek, entertaining remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1972 action film, the one that brought Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw together in real life. Watch Getaway 2013
Ms. Basinger and Mr. Baldwin, who have been an old married couple for five months now, have the wit and unabashed vanity to give this update a cynical 90's flavor, and to make this movie their own.
Directed by Roger Donaldson ("No Way Out"), it is a tale of trust, double crosses and car chases, not necessarily in that order. Mr. Baldwin plays Doc McCoy, an expert safecracker who is let down by his colleagues and ends up in a dank Mexican jail. (Is there any other kind in the movies?)
Watch Getaway 2013 Online Free Ms. Basinger is his wife and accomplice, Carol. She wears a long, skinny skirt to visit him in the dank jail, and agrees to take a message to a well-connected crook named Benyon (James Woods). The message is that Doc is for sale: if Benyon springs him from prison, Doc will pull off a major robbery in return. But Benyon assumes Carol is for sale, too. What's a devoted wife to do? She sleeps with Benyon to close the deal and free her husband (and never even whines about sexual harassment on the job). Eventually, Carol's secret and a botched robbery make them a sparring couple on the run.
Doc and Carol are no more virtuous than they have to be, but it's not necessary to admire them. You just have to enjoy watching Mr. Baldwin and Ms. Basinger look at each other, sometimes lustfully, sometimes warily, always with a healthy sense that this movie is a lark. And they are much more likable than the heavy-duty and equally entertaining villains who surround them.
Michael Madsen (who delighted in slicing off a detective's ear in "Reservoir Dogs") wears a long reddish wig. This adds a comic touch to yet another role as a psycho killer, who tries to betray Doc. This time, Mr. Madsen's character, Rudy, shoots a partner while driving a car, then opens the passenger door to let the body fall out, all without slowing down. Jennifer Tilly is a veterinarian's meek wife who becomes Rudy's hostage, to her immense pleasure. Watch Getaway 2013 Movie2k
This subplot could easily have been spun off on its own.
Fun though it is, "The Getaway" could have been a lot better. Its too-slick action scenes are no match for its two slick stars. A heist at a dog track, the payback to Benyon for Doc's release, is suspenseful and taut, and it includes some dramatic explosions. But in general "The Getaway" starts off slowly and never achieves the snap of Mr. Donaldson's "No Way Out." Here he relies on action cliches to an embarrassing degree. When a villain walks onto a skylight, its obvious he'll be shot right there, the better to create a scene in which he falls through crashing glass.
Too many scenes seem clipped and perfunctory, especially the love scenes between Mr. Baldwin and Ms. Basinger. (She is never seen having sex with Benyon.) Those scenes tend to end just when they promise to become truly erotic, as if the stars had a sudden attack of shyness and decided to go home instead.
But anyone with nostalgic memories of the original should try sitting through it on video. That's all it takes to see what an improvement this "Getaway" is, even though it follows the earlier film faithfully, right down to Doc and Carol's escape by hiding in the garbage truck. The original crept along at first, too. Its characters were less vibrant, and it included what may be the rock-bottom performance of Ms. MacGraw's career.
Ms. Basinger's Carol is not only more lifelike; she is also a perfect match for her husband. They are equal in everything: in toughness; in their great and greatly revealed bodies; in the fantastic way their hair responds to gel. Who knows if they aspire to be the next Lunt and Fontanne? For now they've found a niche that fits them just right.
"The Getaway" is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). It includes some nudity and graphic violence. The Getaway
Directed by Roger Donaldson; written by Walter Hill and Amy Jones, based on the novel by Jim Thompson; director of photography, Peter Menzies Jr.; edited by Conrad Buff; music by Mark Isham; production designer, Joseph Nemec 3d; produced by David Foster, Lawrence Turman and John Alan Simon; released by Universal. Running time: 110 minutes. This film is rated R. Doc McCoy . . . Alec Baldwin Carol McCoy . . . Kim Basinger Rudy Travis . . . Michael Madsen Jack Benyon . . . James Woods Jim Deer Jackson . . . David Morse Fran Carvey . . . Jennifer Tilly