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
Thriller

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

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.

Old fashioned thriller.

With a very limited release and bad reviews, I wasn't expecting anything great from this film. It took some intense and considerable research to find a screening of 'No Escape' and once I got there the box office didn't even know about the movie when I asked for a ticket. "You want a ticket to what????" said the young fella behind the counter. My worst...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

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

1.0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

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

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

1.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A pedestrian but modestly gripping nerve-jangler.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

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

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

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.

Variety

Variety

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

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

1.0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

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

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

1.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A pedestrian but modestly gripping nerve-jangler.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

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

Old fashioned thriller.

With a very limited release and bad reviews, I wasn't expecting anything great from this film. It took some intense and considerable research to find a screening of 'No Escape' and once I got there the box office didn't even know about the movie when I asked for a ticket. "You want a ticket to what????" said the young fella behind the counter. My worst...

4.0