Wednesday, 16 September 2015

No Escape

UK Release Date: 4th September 2015

In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed (

Director: John Erick Dowdle (Devil, As Above, So Below

Starring: Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan

No Escape is a high-octane, off-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller. Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson) moves his family to an unknown destination in South-East Asia for business purposes. A coup eventually breaks out, with locals targeting and killing foreigners. The Dwyer family, which includes Lake Bell as Jack's wife, must find safety if they're to survive this ordeal. It's a simple plot, but an effective one, constantly intense after the first 15 minutes. We're with them, routing for their safety. Even the kids, who're a little insufferable in the toughest of times. As enthralling as No Escape is, it does come with one inconsequential flaw: it's predictable. Although the suspense never wanes, and the family feel legitimately in danger. Owen Wilson and Lake Bell are incredible, staying rock solid for their kids. Pierce Brosnan's character tilts No Escape into the improbable, and the Dwyer sisters act as youngsters do when they're too young to know any better. Brushing that aside, No Escape is a beguiling and gripping film that's comfortably one of the most memorable of 2015. 


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