Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Review: A Perfect Getaway

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Title: A Perfect Getaway
Distributor: Davis Entertainment(Universal Pictures)
Director: David Twohy
Writer(s): David Twohy (written by)
Staring: Chris Hemsworth, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez, Timothy Olyphant, Steve Zahn, Marley Shelton
MPAA Rating: Rated R for graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use.
Running Time: 98 min (1 hr and 38 min)
Synopsis: Two pairs of lovers (Zahn & Jovovich, Olyphant & Sanchez) on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert: 3 Stars
Michael Phillips: 2 ½ Stars
EW: Lisa Schwarzbaum: B-

Other Sites:

At The Movies: Ben Mankiewicz: Skip It, Ben Lyons: Skip It
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 54% (Rotten), Top Critics: 71% (Fresh), RT Community: 72% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 63 out of 100, Users: 7.1 out of 10
MRQE Metric: 56: (4.5% A, 39.6% B, 37.7% C, 17.4% D, and 0.0% F)
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C+ Users: B

My Review

Source Material: Original
David Twohy

Acting and Dialogue: B-: It was alright...great cast with decent performance, the best of which was
Timothy Olyphant.

Art Direction: B-: Most of the art direction comes from the cinematography because of the fact it was shot in Puerto Rico and Hawaii, .

Cinematography: B:
Beautiful place on earth always make good cinematography.

Direction: B: I like most of this directors work. He know for The Chronicles of Riddick and Pitch Black. This film also has that same type of direction, so I guess he is consistent.

Screenplay: B-: Can you say plot twist? The whole movie was working up to this big plot twist, which worked but since the movie focus was the plot twist it made the rest of the film rather boring.

Sound and Music: C: Nothing that rememberable.

VFX: B-: Mainly dramatic driven film but there were some particle FX that deals more in the make-up department, so looking at that angle it was believable.

Overall: B-: If it wasn't for the decent plot twist and beautiful locations this movie would have been a ten time worst movie. as far as a recommendation goes I say rent it once it comes out on DVD.

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