No Escape

No Escape

John Erick Dowdle (2014)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Owen Wilson and Lake Bell star as parents desperate to get out of an unnamed Asian country in this thriller from director John Erick Dowdle (Devil, As Above, So Below). After some "Americans abroad" exposition, the expats and their two young children find themselves on the wrong side of a revolution in their new home and are thrust straight into a terrifying chase across the rooftops, pursued by bloodthirsty rebels who just want to kill foreigners in increasingly elaborate ways. Patchy storytelling and far-fetched scenarios take the sting out of the tale, while a remarkably passive Wilson is miscast in the everyman lead. One surprise treat is Pierce Brosnan, bizarre but fun in his fleeting appearance as a fellow expat (complete with a distracting cockney accent). Occasionally thrilling but mostly formulaic, it's a chase film that manages to make running for your life a dreary experience.


An American takes a job in an Asian nation and relocates his family overseas. However, no sooner do they arrive then a revolution takes the country by storm. They face a struggle for survival as the new government seeks to eliminate all foreigners. Action thriller, starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell.

Cast & Crew

Jack Dwyer Owen Wilson
Hammond Pierce Brosnan
Annie Dwyer Lake Bell
Lucy Dwyer Sterling Jerins
Beeze Dwyer Claire Geare
Director John Erick Dowdle
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment OneGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 4 Sep 2015