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The updated version shares not only the original film's plot, but also the added twist of having husband and wife Baldwin and Basinger step into the roles of the first real-life couple to make the film, Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. This time, however, the woman's role has been given a tougher '90s edge, with Basinger pulling almost as many punches and firing as many shots as Baldwin, compared to McGraw, who followed McQueen around in wide-eyed, silent terror.
The Getaway maintains the same deliberate, neo-noir pace that made the first film taut, creating a claustrophobic atmosphere in the wide-open, desolate Southwestern landscapes. The scorching sun and heat only add to the strain, making it virtually impossible for anyone to find a dark corner or alleyway to hide in. The car chases and shoot-out finale are charged, though a secondary plot line, between Rudy and the woman he kidnaps and seduces (Jennifer Tilly), comes across as unnecessarily and incongruously brutal. --Natasha Senjanovic
This is a poor remake of a classic. I could barely sit through the thing. The action scenes are good, yet unbelievable. The sex seens with Alec and Kim are done well. Read morePublished on May 1 2004
It is a fun movie and the scenes between them are extremely hot. The Alec/Kim sandwich is so shocking revealing that you're like---WOW. Read morePublished on April 3 2003 by Omni
I've just watched " The Getaway" on TV in my home at Hong Kong. This film is not only intriguing, but also extremly exciting! Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2003 by "isaacbbc"
This is way better than the original. Kim and Alec are fantastic in this movie. Make sure to get the Uncut, Unrated special! Kim Basinger looks gorgeous.Published on Dec 30 2001
Okay, the plot is a little thin, the bad guys are a tad on the black and white side, and the believability rating is somwhere between Star Wars and Fantasia, but you have to love... Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2001 by R. Black
Somewhat like the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair this is again much better than the original, and I love McQeen. Read morePublished on July 19 2001 by Mark Laing
Don't see this one if you've seen the original for two reasons. One, it is a near scene-for-scene reworking of the 1972 film and two, it's simply a bad movie. Read morePublished on May 20 2001
The Getaway is based on the 1972 action thriller from director Sam Peckinpah. This remake is fairly better because of James Woods, who is a major improvement over whoever played... Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2000