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DVD Review: NO ESCAPE (2015)
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NO ESCAPE (2015)

DVD Review by David Blackwell


DETAILS:  103 minutes, audio commentary, deleted scenes, featurettes

VIDEO: 1.85:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO:  English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 DD

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish


STUDIO:  Anchor Bay Entertainment/ The Weinstein Company/ Bold Films

RELEASE DATE; 11-24-2015

American civil engineer Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson) has taken his family- his wife Annie (Lake Bell and their kids Lucy and Beeze- to a new home in Southeast Asia for his new job for Cardiff who own the local water company now. When they arrive at their hotel after befriending Hammond (Pierce Brosnan), a violent coup erupts and the prime minister is assassinated.  Jack must now do what it takes to make sure he and his family makes it out alive as the rebels are killing foreigners.


NO ESCAPE is a suspenseful tale of survival as you see a family just trying to survive a dangerous situation. It is interesting to see Owen Wilson play against his usual comedy roles and be an ordinary guy in a dangerous situation while Pierce Brosnan is interesting as an older spy type.   The pacing and suspense is excellent where NO ESCAPE will at least make a decent rental.



Feature audio commentary with writer/ director John Erick Dowdle and writer/ producer Drew Dowdle as they talk about the story, characters, and making the movie


Two deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by the director highlight two scenes cut for pacing and clarity reasons


Four promotional featurettes (13:40 total) show interviews with cast and crew, film clips, and behind-the-scenes footage: OWEN WILSON, LAKE BELL, PIERCE BROSNAN, and THE DOWDLE BROTHERS (as they discuss their roles in making movies and how John was inspired by a trip he took to Thailand with his father


FINAL ANALYSIS: NO ESCAPE is a decent tale of survival where the actors are pretty good in this minimal character development story driven by plot and what the characters do.


This review is 12-14-2015 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com


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