Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Getaway is a near-nonstop car chase from beginning to end. Ethan Hawke stars as a former race car driver whose wife has been kidnapped. The villain instructs him to drive a customized sports car on a specific route, plowing through crowded pedestrian malls, eluding the cops, causing all sorts of mayhem, and destroying too many vehicles to count. Selena Gomez co-stars as an unwilling passenger who becomes his ally. There's a bit of swearing ("s--t," "ass," etc.) and some serious product placement for the Shelby Super Snake -- the muscle car that's the real star of the film -- but the real issue is the constant loud crashing and destruction.
Near-constant car chases, with too many smashed vehicles (cars, motorcycles, more) to count. They flip, fly, roll, tumble, and are destroyed in many other ways. A few scenes also include shoot-outs, and in one sequence, a woman is violently kidnapped.
Language is mainly variations on "s--t," "ass," and "hell," with one possible use of "f--k" and a crude finger gesture thrown in, plus "damn," "crap," "oh my God," etc.
The bad guy tries to steal a fortune, and the good guy destroys hundreds of vehicles while threatening to run down scores of pedestrians and policemen, so there's no real positive takeaway here.
Several Apple products have prominent roles, including an iPhone, an iPad, and a Mac laptop. The star of the film is a customized Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake sports car, with the logo and brand name appearing all through the movie.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The villain savors a martini while choreographing the mayhem.