no escape

Jeri Jacquin

From Anchor Bay Entertainment, The Weinstein Company and writer/director John Erick Dowdle comes a fast action drama that has NO ESCAPE.

Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson) brings wife Annie (Lake Bell) and daughters Lucy (Sterling Jerins) and Beeze (Claire Geare) to exotic Southeast Asia. Beginning a position with a new company, it is clear the family is going to have to make many adjustments to their lives.

Thanks to Hammond (Pierce Brosnan), they find their hotel and begin the process of settling in. Finding his way around town, Jack finds himself caught up in what he thinks is a local problem in the middle of the street. Almost back to the hotel, he witnesses the execution of another new employee and runs.

The mob is making its way to the hotel as well and is determined to take out any foreigners they find along the way. Jack gathers up his wife and children as they begin a nightmare run through the night to escape.

It is their strength as a family that will see them through!

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Wilson as Jack gives a solid performance as a father who wants to do right by his family. Trying to start over he never would have seen events going so wrong so fast. I give him credit for being the strong person because goodness knows with a wife who isn’t very supportive and kids that are trying not to yell at every turn he had his job cut out for him. I really enjoyed his performance filled with action, suspense and a few breath-catching moments.

Bell as Annie isn’t happy about the move or the lack of modern conveniences or maybe it’s just that she wasn’t on board in the first place. Bell goes along to get along and does have her moments of action as well. Jerins as Lucy has probably learned her lesson to never go the hotel pool unless an adult is with you, just sayin! Geare as Beeze is adorable, scared, and adorable. I would think this film would have taken a lot out of this young actress but she holds up well.

Brosnan as Hammond comes off as a man with a plan and definitely has his Bond moments. When his story comes out full tilt, it makes his sacrifice very understandable. I really enjoy Brosnan’s role choices as of late and hope he delves back into action films more often.

Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leader in the home entertainment industry celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. There isn’t a DVD or Bluray they haven’t released that hasn’t been a hit with me or with fans of good programming that includes STARZ original series, AMC series, children’s entertainment and specialty films. To see more of what Anchor Bay has to offer please visit www.anchorbayentertainment.com.

The Weinstein Company has, since 2005, brought films such as INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, THE KING’S SPEECH, THE ARTIST, DJANGO UNCHAINED and more for fans of quality entertainment. Upcoming releases include BURNT, CAROL and the much anticipated THE HATEFUL EIGHT.

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TUBS OF POPCORN: I give NO ESCAPE three and a half tubs of popcorn. This is an amazing role for Wilson and a nice step away from the comedy roles everyone is use to seeing him do. I think he does a very cool job here. For those who are into drama and action then NO ESCAPE is definitely a must-have for the man cave collection.

The story is definitely intense, the action is non-stop and the cast brings it all together in a 103 minute ride. The Bluray includes: Feature Commentary with Writer/Director John Erick Dowdle and writer/producer Drew Dowdle, Deleted Scenes and Behind-the-Scene Gallery along with Bluray + DVD + Digital HD Combo pack!

In the end – all that matters is making it out alive!

 

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