A Perfect Getaway Review
Written by: vxtq
Two yuppie newlyweds are on honeymoon, when they rather quickly find out two other newlyweds have been murdered and the killer(s) might be in the same area as them. They have two travel companions who they just met that the man (Steve Zahn) seems to suspect may be the perps, oh and there's another iffy couple they keep running into as well. That's one of this movie's problems right there.
There are no less (and possibly more) than three red herring suspects, and the overall buildup while not bad, starts to drag just a bit. The film has a rather big twist late on that I didn't completely buy, but I've seen worse ones, yes High Tension that includes you. The one BIG problem this movie has is the believablity factor. Even if you buy the twist, and some of the awkward dialogue exchanges that pop up now & again, the last two minutes (which basically dicatate the outcome of the whole thing) are just ridiculous. That said this movie has at least a couple strengths. First the FX. There's not much til' late but what little there is was done well. Also the acting was mostly real good.
I've never, repeat never been a Timothy Olyphant fan, but he's darn good in this, and so is Steve Zahn. Mila Jovovich's ditsy newlywed routine was a bit much, but more or less levels off by the halfway point. I'll sum it up like this...if you're a fan of one or more of the actors, you may want to give this a look (on DVD or cable if nothing else) and if you're in a relatively undemanding mood logic wise, you could do worse than this, but if you want an iron clad story, and/or a believable wrapup this lacks both.