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Getting Away With Murder
Getting Away With Murder
Actors: Jack Lemmon, Dan Aykroyd, Lily Tomlin, Bonnie Hunt, Brian Kerwin
Director: Harvey Miller
Genres: Comedy, Music Video & Concerts, Military & War
R     2004     1hr 31min

Loving thy neighbor has become impossible for Jack Lambert (Dan Akroyd) and there's only one answer. If society won't punish Max Mueller (Jack Lemmon) then Lambert will! With the help of a seemingly innocent apple Jack set...  more »


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Actors: Jack Lemmon, Dan Aykroyd, Lily Tomlin, Bonnie Hunt, Brian Kerwin
Director: Harvey Miller
Creators: Frank Tidy, Harvey Miller, Elliot Abbott, Frank Price, Frederic W. Brost, Gail Sicilia, Penny Marshall
Genres: Comedy, Music Video & Concerts, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon, Lily Tomlin, Pop, Military & War
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/01/2004
Original Release Date: 04/12/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 04/12/1996
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Title of review
pancake_repairman | gfjdhgfjhgj | 12/08/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I think there's two kinds of good movies. The kind that keep you interested and entertained while you're watching, but don't provoke much afterthought, and the kind that can be trying to the patience while you're watching, but leave more of an impression. Film buffs are generally only interested in the latter. This film is the former, and as someone with a short attention span who isn't looking at films as something that should change one's life, I found this film to be a very satisfying viewing experience.
At worst it's an engaging story you can sit through without having to endure any boring parts, at best an intellectually stimulating look at the internal ethical dialogue a man explores when faced with a difficult situation, and the places his choices lead him."
I liked it even if no one else did
pancake_repairman | 04/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"this movie is like a rear window comedy/drama/mystery if that is at all possible. Aykroyd really acted well in this along w/ the rest of the all star cast, lemon and tomlin. It is not the greatest movie on earth but one, in my opnion that is worth viewing. A lot of people didn't like this movie, I still found it entertaining and intriging but i guess it just isn't for every one. The mystery is top notch though, i really didn't c the end comming."
Good in itself.
han shpunk | seoul | 10/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"this movie is well controlled and not aimed for a simple fun.
the storyline is interresting and satirizes a moralism in certain circumstances. this movie can be excellent if you possiblely don't have any preconception or image about the famous actors."
Look elsewhere for laughs.
Russell Fanelli | Longmeadow, MA USA | 06/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Getting Away with Murder tells the story of Jack Lambert, a college ethics professor, who discovers that his neighbor may be a nazi war criminal. Dan Ackroyd is the professor and Jack Lemmon is the suspected war criminal. Ackroyd is known for being a funny man from his Saturday Night Live days and films such as The Blues Brothers. He is not funny in Getting Away with Murder. Viewers looking for humor in this film will be sadly disappointed.

Even though I was not amused, I was interested in the story of Lambert(Akroyd) deciding to take into his own hands the punishment for the war criminal. As a professor of ethics he should know better than to become judge, jury, and executioner. With all the safeguards in our legal system, we still make mistakes. Without safeguards, disaster must follow, as it does in this movie.

The plot has many twists and turns, none of them humorous, before the final conclusion -- ironic, but again, not funny. To say more about what happens as Akroyd hatches his plot to kill the criminal might spoil this film for viewers who want to decide for themselves if the movie is as bad as all the critics say it is.

I must admit that this film was just good enough to keep me watching until the implausible and unsatisfying end."