A Perfect Getaway

Rogue Pictures Released 2009


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David Twohy
A Perfect Getaway is a 2009 suspense thriller from Rogue Pictures and writer/director David Twohy (The Arrival, Pitch Black, Below). During their honeymoon in Hawaii, screenwriter Cliff Anderson (Steve Zahn, Joyride) and his wife Cydney (Milla Jovovich, The Fifth Element, Resident Evil) decide to hike in the Kalalau Trail to a paradisiacal beach. While driving to the spot, they refuse to give a lift to the strange couple Kale (Chris Hemsworth) and Cleo (Marley Shelton, Planet Terror). Cliff and Cydney befriend the former marine Nick (Timothy Olyphant, Scream 2, Justified) in the trail and then they meet three girls that tell them that the police are chasing a man and a woman that had slaughtered a couple in honeymoon in Oahu, removing their teeth and finger tips. Cliff and Cydney decide to go along with Nick and they meet his girlfriend Gina (Kiele Sanchez) that is camped in Secret Falls. The two couples decide to tag along to the beach together, and along their journey, the paranoia builds to a screaming pitch as they are pursued by possible stalkers'moreless


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  • 80

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    A B-movie-style throwback that's consistently diverting and blissfully free of morals and messages, A Perfect Getaway is just the thing for the summertime movie blahs: it's a genui...

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    To Twohy's credit, he does a decent job of keeping you guessing -- and interested -- until almost the very end.

  • 70

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    A big-reveal thriller with surprises that really do surprise -- and are worth waiting for through an audaciously long buildup -- A Perfect Getaway finds writer-director David Twohy...

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Thrillers, Slashers