A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
A nice criminal is so lovable his crimes are forgiven. Love is the most important thing in life.
Positive Role Models
Najmro is so charming and smart that we root for him even though he's a criminal.
The movie is shot in Poland with a largely Polish cast.
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Violence & Scariness
Car crashes end in fires and death. A criminal being chased by a cop pulls the cop out of his burning vehicle and saves him. Someone loses a hand. A man head-butts a woman, giving her a black eye. People shoot, head-butt, and punch each other. Gang members threaten and menace.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
In fading and shadowy scenes, a man and woman are briefly seen having sex, his behind and her breasts visible.
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"F--k," "s--t," "bastard," "bitch," "ass," and "piss."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Getaway King, a 2022 Polish true-crime action film, is about a charming thief known for escaping law enforcement and capturing the enthusiasm of the public in the years just before the Soviet Union collapsed. Car chases, robberies, guns, crashes, fires, and fistfights add a certain amount of gore and tense situations. Brief shadowy sex scenes show a man's behind and a glimpse of breasts. Adults drink lots of alcohol and smoke cigarettes. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "bastard," "bitch," "ass," and "piss." In Polish with English subtitles. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The first hour of The Getaway King is a conventional and forgettable story of a charismatic thief; things only get interesting when characters turn themselves around unexpectedly. A criminal goes straight. A cop leaves the force and helps someone in need. A formerly pliant crew member goes rogue, sadistic, and vengeful. The oppressive government topples in favor of freedom. All of this redeems the movie and renews our interest in the characters and their situations.
Dawid Ogrodnik is a Polish Errol Flynn, fit, handsome, suave, dashing, and smiling, resembling a cross between Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can and the young Ernest Hemingway. The actor's overwhelming likability fuels a story that probably wouldn't work without him.
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