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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Movie review in 30 seconds: The Getaway (1972)

The Getaway (1972)

Two stars out of five.

Basic bank job then on the run movie.


Basic chase movie where you don't care either way if the characters get caught or shot.  That is not good.

Steve McQueen was a great actor. But he looked like he just didn't care in this movie and mailed it in.

McQueen and Ali McGraw have great chemistry, but it wasn't enough to keep you interested in this one.


Their characters appear to be madly in love and can't live without each other yet don't like or respect each other at all. I didn't buy one second of it.

The plot is weak.  The dialogue is weak. The chase scenes are repetitive.

Just about every character is poorly written,  and in many cases poorly acted.

I didn't believe a single scene based on how it was presented. Very disappointing considering the players involved in this one.

At two hours, the movie drags and is boring. I expected a lot more from McQueen and was disappointed.

All in all, this could have been a very good movie, but was not.

With all the shooting in this movie,  it looks like McQueen shot too many holes in the script that were never patched up.

Skip it unless you really love McQueen. And even then, you should just skip it. He was much better in many other movies worth your time.

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