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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent thriller
I initially thought that the movie started out a little slow. It is an excellent thriller and you do start to jump as much as the young newlyweds whilst they travel the trek and meet with the other couples or suspects.
Your sleuth mind plays overtime constantly. The twists and turns are plenty and are intelligent and it is a good movie for a night in, I would...
Published on 21 Jan 2011 by Lily Lit

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3.0 out of 5 stars This'll keep you guessing 'til the end!
David Twohys Perfect Getaway jumps straight in with both feet from the first scenes and really never stops with Steve Zahn and Mira Jovovich ( who play Cliff & Cydney) who head-off to Hawaii on honeymoon.They hire everything they need and make for the trail which will lead them to the isolated beaches on one of the small islands stopping to give another young couple -...
Published on 22 Oct 2010 by P. WILLIAMS


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent thriller, 21 Jan 2011
This review is from: A Perfect Getaway [DVD] (DVD)
I initially thought that the movie started out a little slow. It is an excellent thriller and you do start to jump as much as the young newlyweds whilst they travel the trek and meet with the other couples or suspects.
Your sleuth mind plays overtime constantly. The twists and turns are plenty and are intelligent and it is a good movie for a night in, I would recommend it. The slow start is more than made up for. There was a warning for gory scenes, but it is not at all a gorefest and at stages makes a number of satirical asides at the normal set ups of the genre of the horror/thriller movie which is ushered in through Karl's career of screenwriter.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A paranoia-inducing thriller, 30 April 2010
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A Perfect Getaway is set in Hawaii; following a newly-wed couple Cydney & Cliff (Mila Jojovich - Resident Evil & Steve Zahn) who are trekking Hawaii for their honeymoon. Setting out on their trek, they bump into other couples and hikers who are spooked by reports of killers on the next isle over (Oahu) picking off newly-weds. They decide to continue nonetheless and end up meeting another couple, Nicko and his long-time girlfriend Georgia (Timothy Olyphant - Hitman & Kiele Sanchez), an ex-special forces soldier with some tall(?) stories and a butcher. As the couples proceed further into the lush paradise they start to suspect each other, further exacerbated by the periodic appearance of an ex-con couple and their odd behaviour. Will their suspicions of each other tear them apart? Or will it galvanise them against the impending horror?

What really sets this film above other psychological thrillers is the fact that you genuinely have no idea who is the bad guy and who is the good guy. All of the characters display odd traits that make you suspect them; whether it's Nicko's casual familiarity with an assortment of blades and the hunting bow, Georgias ability to butcher a goat without batting an eyelid, Kale's prison demeanour or even Cydney's allusion to a haunted past, the characters are truly ambiguous. Whilst it's obvious that someone is not telling the truth, you are never quite sure who it is and this is what keeps the tension in place throughout this film. The acting is believable and you develop a genuine sense of affinity for the characters.

The locale is breathtakingly beautiful, there are long shots of the routes they take over the island, and the scenery is eye-meltingly gorgeous in parts. Credit to the director David Twohy here for putting together an extremely picturesque cinematic experience. The waterfalls, jungles and beaches will have you yearning for a holiday by the end of it all, despite the violence, which isn't excessive.

The DVD has the usual suite of extras and a couple of deleted scenes, but I would recommend the Bluray for the directors cut, it's unrated and fills out the characters a little more, adding to the paranoia. Highly recommended for an enjoyable thriller that will keep you guessing!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really liked this one!, 5 Mar 2014
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To cut a long story short two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands. This movie was very intense great story line and very well acted! also with a great twist in the end! if you want to sit down and watch a good thriller this is the movie for you!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected twists, 27 Nov 2013
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Captivating movie with unexpected twists. Plenty of action with some romance. Stunning scenery with a good cast makes it one for the collection.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CLEVER THRILLER ., 30 Dec 2010
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watched this the other night and really enjoyed it ,it keeps you guessing right till the end ,its also visually brilliant being filmed on a beautiful island ,and there are a few squemish parts towards the end of the film .altogether its a very good watch and one of the best films i have seen of late .
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect horror film, 8 Sep 2010
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What I really liked about this film, is the way it continued to make you keep guessing! With most horror films, you know who is the bad guy, but with this everyone is a suspect, all displaying odd characteristics that make you change your mind throughout. I would highly recommend this to all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, 28 Jan 2014
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Such a twisted and secretive plot, it'll keep you on your toes all the way through. Definitely worth the buy, don't read too many detailed reviews of the plot though, otherwise it really isn't worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best original film to date., 1 Nov 2013
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if youre looking for a film with a different plot to any other film ever made then this is the film for you.im not going to spoil the storyline.but this film will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way through it.i would recommend this film to anyone who enjoys watching exciting thrillers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good film, 10 Sep 2013
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My favourite actress it is a good film that I had not got in my collection
Also the part she played was very well acted up until the end
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good thriller, 12 May 2013
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A quietly brilliant, well paced psychological thriller with some well worked twists and turns. Well worth watching if you enjoy quality thrillers.
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