No Escape (2015)

No Escape (2015)

No Escape (2015)

Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell star in this thriller about an American family caught overseas the moment a coup occurs. With foreigners being executed on sight, the family frantically attempt to escape the chaos. From The Brothers Dowdle, the filmmakers behind supernatural horrors As Above, So Below and Devil.

2015Rating: M103 minsUSA
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No Escape (2015) / Reviews

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

I don’t know if I’ve walked into a screening with less confidence than No Escape this year. It’s seemingly an action film starring Owen Wilson (ruh roh!), co-starring Pierce Brosnan who despite being a worthy Bond still delivers most genres better than action, and Lake Bell for whom this week’s Man Up seems a much more apt piece of casting.

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Variety

Variety

There’s no escaping the movie’s hand-wringing manipulations and pandering sense of privilege.

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Time Out

Time Out

Takes pains to pause for some unconvincing speechifying about Western meddling abroad, but its showbiz racism gets an infuriating pass.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

A lot of locals have to die, the film suggests, in order for one white family to survive.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

A film you’d want to recoil from taking seriously, so it’s almost a relief that its bungled execution makes this actively impossible.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The nice-westerners-v-murderous-foreigners vibe ... blossoms into shrieking xenophobia.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A pedestrian but modestly gripping nerve-jangler.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Even ignoring the racism — which is pretty much impossible — No Escape is a cliché-ridden, artless relic.

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