A Perfect Getaway

  • 15
  • David Twohy (2009)
  • US
  • 93 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

In this twisty thriller, a Hawaiian honeymoon turns into a nightmare after newlyweds begin to suspect their hiking companions are ruthless killers. It could be that screenwriter Cliff (Steve Zahn in a rare dramatic role) has seen too many movies, but when he and spouse Cydney (Milla Jovovich) set out on a remote coastal trail, news of a recent murder certainly puts them on edge. Writer/director David Twohy then entertainingly blends character comedy and escalating tension as they find themselves waylaid by a couple of hitch-hikers before making camp with a crossbow-carrying former soldier (Timothy Olyphant) whose girlfriend (Kiele Sanchez) displays goat-gutting skills that are clearly out of the ordinary. Of course, the film has to reveal its hand eventually and, although the secret's not unguessable, it prompts a crunching climactic set-to that's delivered with maximum impact. Curiously, the very obviously digitally contrived scenery proves reminiscent of an old-fashioned B-movie. But as B-movies go, with the mid-ranking cast raising their game and plenty of sly wit to augment the plot chicanery, at least it's a good one.

Plot Summary

Thriller starring Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich. A hiking trip in Hawaii becomes fraught with danger for a pair of newlyweds after they learn of two killers loose on the trail. Suspicion immediately turns to the couple of backpackers who have befriended them.

Cast and crew

Cast

Cydney
Milla Jovovich
Nick
Timothy Olyphant
Cliff
Steve Zahn
Gina
Kiele Sanchez
Cleo
Marley Shelton
Kale
Chris Hemsworth

Crew

Director
David Twohy

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Momentum Pictures
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, drug abuse and nudity.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 14 Aug 2009
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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