No Escape

No Escape

DVD - 2015
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How far will one man go to protect the ones he cares about most in the world? An intense international thriller, centers on an American businessman as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city.
Publisher: [Beverly Hills, Calif.] :, Anchor Bay Entertainment,, [2015]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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firefly5
Jul 05, 2018

The entire movie is violent, lots of dead and dying people. Blood, shooting, killing. The American family is well matched. Owen Wilson as the husband does exactly as he pleases and the oldest daughter is just like him. Both of them put themselves and the family in danger. This was an okay movie. There are lots of impossible actions in this movie. The ridiculous escape from one building to the other. I really do not think that would be possible.

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Lucik32
Jun 21, 2018

Not so many movies have ever kept me on the edge of the seat. This one surely did. An excellent thriller I just watched for the second time. Frightening and realistic. Will watch again.

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Reading_Right
May 08, 2018

Oh please...
I'm trying to figure how they could make ANYTHING in this film even more phony, but that would take some thought. Of course, they use the children (& wife; though keeping with PC protocol, she also gets to play Superman) to try to build tension, but all they do is just make it even more absurd (if that's possible). I'm assuming they're shooting for an audience that doesn't have children, or has never even been around children, or isn't married, or has never even dated, or has never traveled, or has NEVER been in a stressful situation (e.g. Isn't it funny how when the fire alarm goes off, no one has to go to the bathroom...), or doesn't have ANY common sense in human behavior, or etc., etc., etc.
Also, Pierce Brosnan is totally wasted in this film.
(Owen Wilson, OTOH, needs to stop being in films, and pursue his true vocation: a used car salesman.)
Note: Aside from the very end being the most absurd fantasy (un)imaginable, I love how the Vietnamese are supposedly speaking to/warning the Cambodians in English!! LOL

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PearlyKayAm1
Feb 10, 2018

Fast paced, reasonably well done, but I'm really tired of filmmakers using the "annoying child who messes things up" to increase tension.

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tenet
Dec 21, 2017

Rated 1/10. This movie, with Owen Wilson in the lead, just proves one more time that he cannot act.

Every single movie that I have ever seen him in, he is exactly the same way. The same hair style and delivery of his lines. Nothing ever changes.

Mind you, the actress who played his wife, Lake Bell, equally matched his lack of skills in this waste of space.

And, Pierce Brosnan's part almost seemed like an afterthought. He must have been hard up for work to play in this this low budget tripe.

Lots of fast-forwarding in this one. No more Owen Wilson for me, thanks!

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normandale
Aug 22, 2017

Very well done. Note that the Dowdles are locals. Kudos!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 26, 2016

***SPOILERS***
No Escape is a thrilling action movie. Because of a business issue, a family moves from the USA to Thailand, Asia. From the second day they arrive, they are caught in a huge crisis between the rebels and the government. These rebels hate the foreigners because they think they do not deserve to take over their business... while also against the government. Jack, being the only man in the family, has to protect his wife Annie and his two little daughters. Together they jumped roofs, hid in buildings, rode motorbikes, and at last, used a boat and crossed the border of Vietnam. The escape was not easy, but family is worth dying for.
- @mockingbird of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library 

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disham1
Sep 04, 2016

Quite a gripping story indeed! Keeps you on the edge of your seat. If it were to be based on real events, it would be a hair-raising escape from the city on fire. Children's emotions have been captured well by the director. Intermittently, the scenes are loud and dark. Overall an enjoyable movie.

An intact family?! A husband and wife together?! With two children?!?! This is just fantastic. It was too violent, and the attempted rape scene was not at all necessary. The language too was terrible. There were children both on set and in the story. The adults were not setting a very good example, especially if they are two young ladies. Not highly recommended.

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chriscoleman
Aug 07, 2016

This is one of the best films of 2016. I liked it so much I bought it and I've watched it at least a dozen times already. SPOILERS AHEAD. Jack Dwyer is an unemployed engineer who gets a job with Cardiff in an Asian country mirrored after Cambodia. Cardiff is mirrored after the Nestle Corporation, which has gone in and bottled all of the water supply and is selling it for a fortune. Locals now have no water and violently take over the country just as Jack and his family arrive. Within hours, rebels are storming their hotel and murdering everyone in the hotel which is known for housing Cardiff employees. One of the most frightening scenes is when they escape from the roof by jumping to another building roof. Jack has his wife Annie jump first, then he throws each daughter to Annie, who catches them. Then Jack jumps. If there is any doubt this is necessary, the guy who tries jumping immediately behind them is shot dead seconds later. Then it's a chase through the streets and back alleys trying to get to the river to sail across the border to safety with the help of a CIA agent they met on the plane. Each time I watch it I see something new. There's a lot of detail in this film. I know how it ends and I'm still scared every time I watch it.

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jimg2000
Jan 19, 2016

***Spoiler Alert***
Hammond: We...have interests in this region.
Jack: We?
Hammond: Our countries. The corporations who run them have interests here. So I show up all nice and friendly, offering to get them a loan to pay for our services, which we know they can't afford. Then we build them power plants, waterworks, freeways... it doesn't really matter. And when they can't repay us the debt... we own 'em.
Jack: The rebel leaders said we were trying to enslave their people by controlling the waterworks.
Hammond: And they were right. Most of those merciless men out there...they're just trying to protect their children, just like you. ... You're alive, Jack. Your family's alive. There's no good or bad here, there's only...just get your family the hell out.

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