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Plot: 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. Runtime: 103 mins Release Date: 26 Aug 2015
This thriller about an American family caught up in a bloody coup in an unnamed South East Asian country is exciting from start to finish. It's a fictional thriller with elements of some real terror we have seen in true stories like 'Hotel Rwanda' and 'The Killing Fields'. The on location Thailand filming is atmospheric.The action from the street fighting to the hotel rooftop to the office building and embassy is nail bitingly tense. Owen Wilson shows he is convincing and believable in dramatic roles. He was great in 'Behind Enemy Lines' and it's good to see <more>
him back in a non comedic role again. Lake Bell plays his supportive wife and it's good they make her character quite likable and non irritating. The kids on the other hand have just a couple of annoying scenes as expected.Pierce Brosnan acts as a British agent of some sort who provides the political correctness by explaining that exploitation by Western governments and companies caused the coup. Some criticisms of this movie aren't fair. It's not fair to say it's unrealistic or ridiculous, it is a thriller so that's like saying 'Mission Impossible' is unrealistic. Another is that portraying a South East Asian country with such brutal savagery is 30 or 40 years out of date. Actually it had to be a relatively stable place or he wouldn't have taken his family there. Things explode suddenly. If you think about it, it's not really that far fetched. Ironically to show how things have changed Vietnam is the safe haven here.Overall the most exciting thriller in a long time.
Most intense scene I have ever seen in a film (by doofuspoofus)
I have already seen this movie twice in one week and that's not something I normally do. This movie in my mind is one of the best if not the best film of the year. Brief summary: a family that moves to China is suddenly caught in a riot of terrorists who aren't as you can imagine too fond of Americans nor their own people apparently and brutal murders begin happening in and around their hotel.Under fire and with limited time to escape the hotel the mother jumps to the next roof top and the father is forced to throw each child to her. My god I had tears and I don't even have <more>
children! It was by far the most intense scene I have ever seen in a movie hands down. The sickening thought of the children not making it to the other side is just heart pounding and intense. In fact as soon as you see those masked men heading toward the police at the start of it you just know it's going to be awful and violent as riots always are.I have to say I loved Peirce Bronson's character and "Kenny Rogers". If you've ever seen Big Trouble in little China, for some reason they reminded me of Jack Burton and his friend in the movie which gave brief moments of humor to the movie. Owen Wilson and Lake Bell are absolutely phenomenal as husband and wife and each is at the top of their game. I think it's funny people were surprised to see Owen doing a serious movie which happens when an actor does comedy for awhile but he nailed it. I do believe this is the first 10 I have ever given out of all my reviews and it is well deserved.
Intense, great action and unpredictable! (by benjaminlimoges)
Freaking best movie I have seen this year! I honestly don't understand some of these ratings.How did this get a 6/10 and some crappy predictable comedies get like 8/10.I don't get it! Anyway watch this film asap and come up with your own opinion.I am sure you will really like the movie if you don't pay attention to any negative reviews! The acting was great. Very intense. Enjoyable although not perfect ending and just a very smart plot!Just great all around movie 69/10 ;
edge of your seat relentless action! (by nickgilmour69)
I went in to this movie not expecting much. having read some reviews online prior i had my hopes set a little higher as many people said the intensity of the movie was high. the reviews did not do that justice. this might be one of the most relentless in your face movies i have ever seen. once things start to go wrong and believe me it does not take long at all, it rarely ever gives you a chance to breathe. This is Owen Wilson in top form. I have seen him take on a serious role before in behind enemy lines so i knew he had it in him but he really takes it to a whole new level here. the <more>
children are adorable and really strong actresses for their age. the family dynamic is authentic and you genuinely care about what happens to them. the concept behind this movie is not too far fetched and felt very plausible. John Erick Dowdle does a great job putting his audience right in the middle of the chaos. Many instances throughout the movie i found myself thinking about how i would react in these situations. Some excellent camera-work is used here too, especially on the roof scene. Of course this movie is not perfect. there were a couple of Hollywood moments where someone saves the day at the last possible second and the ending felt kind of abrupt but it was still pretty emotional and shows what this family has gone through. overall i give this movie a 9.5/10 Do not sleep on this movie. you will be in for one wild ride.
Finally -- an action movie without a zillion pointless explosions (by suzgotmail)
I went to this movie because I was curious -- Owen Wilson NOT in a comedy?? I was pleasantly surprised. Owen Wilson nailed it -- a loving father trying *desperately* to save his family. Yes, this situation has been done a zillion times before for example, THREE "Taken" movies -- but I've never seen it done with this much intensity. The movie's focus was not on the "action." Rather, the focus was on the interplay between the parents/kids, how they dealt with each other and the various situations, providing a deeply human touch against a horrifically inhuman <more>
background a massacre . And it was this extreme contrast, of the human vs the inhuman, that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the movie.Pierce Brosnan was also amazing. No plastic Kennie doll here -- Pierce Brosnan played an imperfect man trying to do the right thing. I've never seen Pierce Brosnan play such a wide range within a single role -- from off-key karaoke to ____. I won't say it as it would be a spoiler . I also enjoyed Pierce Brosnan's sidekick, "Kenny Rogers." And I must say, it was refreshing to see an action movie where the only "car chase scene" involved a moped going five miles per hour.
There were scenes in this movie when I literally felt as if my heart was going to pound its way out of my chest. Among other scenes I'm thinking of the extremely quease-inducing one where the Dwyers have to leap from one building roof to another to escape those trying to kill them - and as part of it they actually have to throw their young children across the open space from one roof to another. I could barely watch that scene. And has there been a more horrific scene filmed than the one in which young Lucy Dwyer who can't be more than 10 has a gun put to her head and another in her <more>
hands and is told she'll be killed unless she kills her father. There are several times in this movie where the title seems to be the only possible conclusion. Surely there's no escape for this family."No Escape" is set in a fictional country in southeast Asia. All we know from the plot is that it borders Vietnam. Jack Dwyer Owen Wilson has taken a job with an American company in that country, only to find that virtually the moment he arrives, a violent anti- American revolution breaks out and he and his family are being sought out along with every other American, and every other westerner. It's sometimes a disorienting movie, set in a large city. Having visited the Chinese cities of Beijing and Changsha, the portrayal of the city seemed authentic. China is a peaceful country, but everything was chaotic enough that I didn't venture out too far on my own for fear that I'd end up hopelessly lost. Jack and his family are running for their lives, disoriented and lost, with danger potentially lurking around every corner. The atmosphere was great. It's truly one of the most intense movies I've ever seen.The performances from the leads were all superb. I haven't seen Wilson in too many serious roles, but he seemed perfectly cast as Jack, and I was very impressed with Lake Bell, who played Jack's wife Annie, with whom I was previously unfamiliar. The children were fantastic. Played by Sterling Jerins who was Lucy in the above- mentioned scene and the even younger Claire Geare, they didn't miss a beat. There was no "irritating child actor" thing going on here. Jerins and Geare hit the mark perfectly. Pierce Brosnan rounded out the main cast as some sort of British agent who helps the Dwyers in their desperate attempt to escape.This is one of the best suspense/thrillers I've seen in a very long time. To the extent that it has weaknesses, perhaps it started out a little bit slow - but only for a few minutes, and once the action starts it doesn't stop. It also might have been helpful if the revolution had been a little more clearly explained. All we know is that there's resentment against this American company Jack has arrived to work for. But those are minor weaknesses. I haven't really come across too many movies that have literally kept me glued to the edge of my seat. This one did. 9/10
Tenser than a tuk-tuk ride at rush hour (by bob-the-movie-man)
"No Escape" is set in an anonymous South East Asia country bordering Vietnam facing a violent civil war, with the uprising triggered by perceived foreign imperialist intervention. The film was shot in Thailand but looks and feels like Cambodia. Having had the fortune to spend time in Cambodia and be immersed in its troubling history, this feels well positioned: the economic premise at the heart of the film – that governments invest in loss-leading foreign-aid, in this case water treatment, to 'buy' future strings of the leadership - is controversial but has the ring of <more>
truth about it. Countries like Cambodia have been used as political footballs by the Super Powers for many years, and are pressure-cookers of injustice and discontent. Owen Wilson and Lake Bell play Jack and Annie Dwyer, parents relocating – reluctantly - to the country as ex-pats to follow Jack's work as a water treatment engineer for a US corporate. Pretty brave, as they have their two young children Lucy and Beeze in tow. With immaculate timing they fly in on the eve of the uprising and their life turns into a terrifying game of hide and seek as the armed rebels pursue then with one intent: murder with a side-order of rape. They are aided and abetted by a long-term ex-pat Hammond Pierce Brosnan who spends most of his free-time in bars and brothels but is a handy person to know. The film's title sums up the action perfectly: in a world without law, order or reason, and as scuppered as four chickens in a fox farm, how will the family survive? Or indeed will they all survive?The bottom line is that this film is tense. Very tense. On the 'tenseness scale', we go right through 'clenching the armrest' right up to 'hands in the hair' tense at times, and there is little relief from after the action really kicks off. As a result, this is quite an exhausting watch.The casting is also fascinating. Owen Wilson, better known for fluffier stuff like "Wedding Crashers", didn't feel to me like the natural choice for this lead, but he is really excellent. And Lake Bell, best known for the kooky and underrated 'voiceover' film "In a World", also excels as the traumatized wife and mother. Together with some highly credible performances by the kids Sterling Jerins and Claire Geare the ensemble really makes you care for the family unit, which adds massively to the tension. Also in his best role for years Pierce Brosnan has great fun as the animated larger-than-life Hammond, although those of a sensitive musical disposition should be aware that he does sing again in karaoke mode: and if this were possible, it's even more toe-curlingly awful than "SOS" albeit intentionally so . The one criticism would be Brosnan's weird accent which at first I took to be South African, but it later emerges that he is supposed to be British. If so, it's no UK regional accent that I recognize.We are into September now – a difficult period for cinema, where the summer blockbusters give way to those films the studios deem not quite good enough for the 'Oscar period'. But, whilst having the feeling of a tight and relatively low-budget flick, here is an action film worthy of your attention. It is a film that tells a simple story very well, choosing to cut away from the more gruesome acts it is a '15' certificate in the UK to focus on the players' reactions and leaving more to the imagination. For this, the director – John Erick Dowdle who also wrote the piece – is to be congratulated. I was rather sniffy about his last film "As Above, So Below" – "No Escape" is a vast improvement.In summary, taut, tense and worthy of your movie dollar. Note though that for those adversely affected by films about children in peril and/or about serious sexual assault, this might be one for you to miss. If you enjoyed this review, please register at bob-the-movie-man.com for future posts. Thanks
Surprisingly thrilling and engaging (by Gordon-11)
This film tells the story of an expatriate family arriving in an Asian country the night a bloody coup occurs. They have to do everything they can to stay alive and get across the border.Nothing prepares me for the thrilling adventure that "No Escape" provides. The film starts with a shocking assassination, then the story provides no place for me to catch my breath until almost an hour later, when the characters are on the second roof. Owen Wilson is a very convincing family man. This film proves that he can do more than comedic roles. He leads his shocked family from one place to <more>
another, encountering countless near death experiences. "No Escape" keeps me on edge all the time, and in fact I had to keep my eyes closed for quite a few scary scenes! There is also a lot of emotional element. The characters are very human, like ordinary citizens who have no superpowers. They do everything they can to protect their family's lives. I think that is why the story is so engaging. I really enjoyed watching "No Escape".
Much better than the movie critics would have you believe (by paul-allaer)
As "No Escape" 2015 release; 103 min. open, we see a high level meeting taking place drinks are tested for poison before consumption . It's the Prime Minister of an unnamed country , and before we know it, the Prime Minister is murdered. The movie then switches to "17 Hours Earlier", as we get to know the Dwyer family as they are en route to Southeast Asia: Jack played by Owen Wilson , Annie played by Lake Bell , and their two young daughters Lucy and Beeze. During the flight they also meet Hammond played by Pierce Brosnan , who has visited the country 15 times <more>
and knows the place inside out. Upon arrival at their hotel, Annie comments "Welcome to the fourth world!", as there is no functioning TV, phone or internet. The next morning Jack goes for a walk to by a US newspaper, and inadvertently gets mixed up in a stand-off between demonstrators and police in riot gear. At this point, we are not yet 15 min. into the movie but to tell you more would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.Couple of comments: first, this movie has gotten pretty negative reviews from the experts and movie critics. Well, let me tell you, they are way off the mark on this one. If you have seen the movie's trailer, you already know that this is in essence one long escape movie 9very similar in the way that the new Mad Max movie was in essence one long car chase . Once Jack gets mixed up in the stand-off, he and then his family in essence run and hide, and run some more, in a city where there is no sanctuary. It makes for an incredibly tense movie. It must also be mentioned that the movie is at times outright brutal, making for some difficult watching. This is definitely not a movie for the faint of heart. But there are also a number of heart-stopping scenes that play out brilliantly. The hotel rooftop scene, which is so reminiscent of the last days of Saigon 1975, will blow you away. Let me also point out a minus: much of the movie is shot with hand-held cameras and there are tons of close-ups enforcing the feeling of anxiety , which frankly makes for some exhausting watching. Also, I'm still not 'buying' into Owen Wilson as an action movie guy. On the other hand, Lake Bell, who shone a few years ago in her own movie "In A World...", shines again in this one. Kudos also for Brosnan, who still has the charisma of his James Bond days. When you realize that the production budget of this movie was just $5 million, a pittance in today's Hollywood terms, this movie more than delivers the goods."No Escape" opened nationally this past weekend and due to the negative reviews I was hedging whether to go see this, even though I had liked the trailer. Well I gave in to my original curiosity. So glad I did. The early evening screening where I saw this at here in Cincinnati was attended okay but not great it was a week night, though . If you are in the mood for an ultra-tense action drama and you are not faint of heart, you should check this out, be it in the theater, on Amazon Instant Video or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray. "No Escape" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!