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Release Date: August 26th, 2015

DVD Release Date: November 24th, 2015

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
American businessman Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson), wife Annie and their two young daughters arrive in Southeast Asia to begin a new life. As his company plans to improve the region's water quality, the family quickly learns that they're right in the middle of a political uprising. Armed rebels attack the hotel where they're staying, ordered to kill any foreigners that they encounter. Amid utter chaos, Jack must find a way to save himself and his loved ones from the violence erupting all around them.

Cast: Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Sterling Jerins, Claire Geare, Spencer Garrett, Byron Gibson, Sahajak Boonthanakit

Director: John Dowdle

Genres: Action, Thriller

Production Co: Bold Films, Brothers Dowdle, Living Films

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Wife, Office, Car, Hotel, Murder, 2010s, Intense, Escape, Emotional, Daughter, Survival, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A Taken-style no-holds-barred family survival action film, with an inevitable side order of xenophobia undimmed by the indictment of faceless corporate chicanery. show more

  • I won’t make a case for No Escape being a good film; the first half is pretty good and the second half ranges from pretty bad to truly awful. Nor will I deny having enjoyed quite a bit of it as a zombie film, never mind that it’s supposed to be an international thriller with contemporary political significance. show more

  • A taut thriller about an American family touching down in an unnamed country just as a violent coup erupts, No Escape goes about its gut-churning business by playing (and preying) on our worst xenophobic tendencies. show more

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