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Car-chase thriller ‘Getaway’ hits the gas without ever turning key

With an unexpected passenger (Selena Gomez) riding shotgun, Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) races around Bulgaria’s capital following orders from the man who kidnapped his wife in “Getaway.”
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With an unexpected passenger (Selena Gomez) riding shotgun, Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) races around Bulgaria’s capital following orders from the man who kidnapped his wife in “Getaway.”
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Liam Neeson has some atoning to do. Not because of his hell bent pursuit of vengeance in “Taken” and its sequel, but for the lamentable cottage industry of cheap, imitation thrills those films hath wrought. “Taken” was by no means a groundbreaking achievement. But it was sturdy genre moviemaking, aided by the veteran weight of Neeson. “Getaway,” starring Ethan Hawke, is not that. Its chief tension derives from the question many moviegoers will ask, biting ...

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