“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.”
No Escape is one of those movies that when i first saw the trailer, i was like hmmm, this looks like it could be interesting to see Owen Wilson take on a role like this. However there are some problems here. For one, the tone shifts back and forth and can be distracting, and distracting is a great way to describe the over use of slow motion in this movie in an attempt to build some kind of tension when in actuality it breaks up any tension being built. The story also tries to shoe horn in a lot of side plots to build and add to the character development, which is fine really, but not when its so by the way that you don’t care by the end of it. Owen Wilson and Lake Bell are very good in this movie, they have good chemistry and you can really believe them as a family, and the movie does well enough to make you feel like they are a real family in this situation. They don’t magically all know how to fight or shoot or any of the usual tropes like that which is refreshing to see. On the positive side, this movie really doesn’t take long to ramp up the action and keep it pretty much going till the almost end.
Review Score : 5 out of 10