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There are movies that get trashed, rightly, for playing like one long chase sequence. And then there are those that just as rightly wear their continuous need for speed as a badge – movies like, well, “Speed,” or “Cellular.” The relentlessly paced “Getaway,” with Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez, ambitiously shoots to be one of the good ones. But in the end, it’s hard to remember another action entry that expends so much energy on frenetic blacktop choreography and attention-deficit editing with so little to show for it.
Hawke plays Brent Magna, a washed-up race car driver who discovers his wife (Rebecca Budig) has been kidnapped, then gets a call from a mystery strings-puller (Jon Voight) ordering him to steal a Ford Shelby and get moving.