A Perfect Getaway Review

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Two couples are on holiday in Hawaii but their plan to get away from it all on a deserted island, perhaps not the best choice, with possible serial killers on the loose.


Honeymooners Cliff (steve Zahn) and Cydney (Milla Jovovich) and experienced outdoor folk Nick (Timothy Olyphant) and Gina (Kiele Sanchez) try to enjoy the scenery on a Hawaiian hike to an isolated beach, but are worried by rumours that a pair of serial killers are on the loose.

Another holiday-from-hell thriller, this boasts fine, double-edged writing in support of a mid-film twist which asks a strong, attractive cast to play Rashômon games by revealing different sides to their characters from scene to scene. We’ve hiked this trail often recently, but the company is good and there’s both witty suspense chatter early on and cheeralong survivalist action for the finale.

Fairly successful in atmosphere and chills, mainly down to a proficient cast.