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The Getaway (1972)

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A recently-released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.


  • Steve McQueen
  • Ali MacGraw
  • Ben Johnson
  • Sally Struthers
  • Al Lettieri
  • Slim Pickens
  • Richard Bright
  • Jack Dodson
  • Dub Taylor
  • Bo Hopkins

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Sam Peckinpah's The Getaway is a big, glossy, impersonal mechanical toy. It's like one of those devices for executive desks, with the stainless steel balls on the strings: It functions with great efficiency but doesn't accomplish anything.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The action and the violence of The Getaway are supported by no particular themes whatsoever. The movie just unravels.

Metacritic review by Vincent Canby
Vincent Canby
The New York Times