This is not a perfect getaway.
A family on a road trip is stalked by criminals who stashed stolen money in their car.
A surprisingly good thriller with plenty of stand out moments and an awesome black getaway car for the villains. The movie follows a family who become embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a gang of thieves on the run after a robbery. In an effort to avoid capture, the stolen loot is stashed on the roof rack unbeknownst to the family. They unwittingly transport the gangs's bounty through the police road blocks, while the gang is stopped and questioned, allowing their loot to disappear off into the distance..... but what happens next? Well you'll just have to go watch it :-)
Good movie with lots of action
Starts out promisingly but by the mid way point of it's short runtime things get a little dull as the chase keeps going. Good cast wasted.
I watched this for the hot chunk of bloke called Jim Caviezel.
He does 'hot dad' very well indeed. Apart from that this film was all kinds of meh
Watchable nonsense with loads of action and violence beyond what you would have thought possible in such a limited premise and setting. However a gratifying paint by numbers thriller that ends up pretty much where you expect it to.
Except no gators ate anyone.
James Frain's accent notwithstanding, it was OK.
*whoosh* slo-mo *whoosh* sped up *whoosh* inane dialogue *whoosh* ridiculous plot device *whoosh* slo-mo credits.
Hyper stylized -- each shot is its own element, not really part of a larger, constructed sequence -- but it has pace and energy even when the script falls apart. Which it does from the get-go.
Ein schöner Film: Schön kurz (84 Minuten) und schön unterhaltsam und mit einer Handvoll wirklich schöner Szenen und Einfälle.
Nach einem Banküberfall schmuggeln die Räuber ihre Beute im Auto einer Mittelklasse-Familie durch die Polizeisperren. Anschließend machen sie Jagd auf die Familie, um die Beute zurück zu holen. So einfach, so gut.
Die Bösen werden von einem überzeugenden, fast schon charismatischen James Frain angeführt. James Caveziel gibt einen nicht weniger überzeugenden Familienvater. Natürlich sind die Bösen untereinander zerstritten und auch in der Familie knirscht es im Gebälk, und das nicht wenig. James Caveziel hat es als Familienvater nicht leicht. Er saß wegen illegaler Immobiliengeschäfte 18 Monate im Gefängnis und jetzt traut ihm keiner mehr: Sein Frau misstraut ihm, seine Kinder misstrauen…
At the height of After Dark's Horrorfest run, they branched out to make a series of action movies to hopefully capture that corner of the DTV market as well. Right after those began, they made the ingenious decision to focus on "Originals" for their horror line, just about all of which were overwhelmingly boring garbage. And the action movies weren't much better.
I believe this was the only one I hadn't caught up with yet, and ironically, I actually quite enjoyed it. It's nothing more than a typical B-movie potboiler plot, so nothing revelatory there, but it's done so in a way that makes for a tight, tense little film that has a nice edge to it that appealed to…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Good suspense and action movie.
Solid action thriller with a decent cast. It reminded me of 1970s action films.
It's as if Donald Kaufman lopped off the first chunk of Adaptation and extended the climax into a whole film, but without the meta-humour and parody. Still ended up funny at times, though unintentionally.
This seems to try to pay homage to the 70s and 80s movies which featured couples/families in crisis on the road having to come together to outwit hijackers.
While no one watches such schlock for character depth or realism, it helps when the characters are at least likeable, and the plot/actions follow some kind of logic, even if it's one the movie creates. Instead, we have characters who are ignorant, irrational, and reactionary and who all end up making some poor choices. To add to that,…
When bullets, car crashes, and machete hackings don't slow down any of the characters in any way.
A good are cast stuck in a film that looks like it was filmed by students. And not particularly talented students at that. One admittedly great car stunt and one plot point I didn't see coming do not make up for an atrocious script. There really is very little here to recommend.
Bad, bad. Stupid people making stupid decisions. Awesome poster and one amazing car stunt earns 1 star.
If there's a Poundland store in your area, I'd recommend checking it out every other week, as they regularly stock…