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  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Muddled and inert despite the best intentions, this inescapably dull thriller plays like a Middle Eastern take on Liam Neeson’s “Taken.” show more

  • 70
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Inescapable is Nadda's first foray into thriller territory, and her inexperience shows in awkwardly mounted fight scenes and clumsy car chases, not to mention an almost fatally explanatory script. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    The remarkably expressive Mr. Siddig is sympathetic and true as the tortured father, communicating reams of emotion with his eyes, and Ms. Tomei is totally charismatic as his discarded lover who helps him out of a sense of humanity. show more

  • 50
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    The next time Siddig plays a man of intrigue, let’s hope he’s chasing something more interesting than a clueless kid. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    To her credit, Nadda is a solid actors’ director – the performances here are competent even when the writing isn’t. The exception is South Africa which, although a logistically necessary shooting location, ain’t much of a thespian. show more

  • 25
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    The film spins its wheels for almost an hour until collapsing under the weight of exposition that renders the mystery nearly besides the point. show more

  • 20
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Waiting for Inescapable to finally reach its unearned, sentimental conclusion is a tiresome experience, but seeing Tomei submit to its badness is several measures worse. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    Inescapable isn't a terrible movie, but absent its ripped-from-the-headlines setting it's unremarkable. show more

  • 30
    Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times

    Inescapable is like "Taken" without the tension. show more

  • 30
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Plagued by clunky action sequences and a porous plot the cast visibly wilts. show more

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