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No Escape

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 2014
  • John Erick Dowdle
  • 98 mins
  • 15

Summary

Thriller starring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan. When the country in south-east Asia where the Dwyer family lives is torn apart by a violent coup, an American businessman is forced into a life-or-death fight to get his wife and children to safety after slaughtering foreigners becomes the prime objective of the revolutionaries.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Jack DwyerOwen Wilson
HammondPierce Brosnan
Annie DwyerLake Bell
Lucy DwyerSterling Jerins
Beeze DwyerClaire Geare

Crew

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DirectorJohn Erick Dowdle

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment One
Released on
2015-09-04
Languages
English | Khmer | Vietnamese | Thai | French
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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