Last night I attended a preview screening of the movie No Escape, and it was great. No Escape is a nail biting, action thriller. An American family relocates to Southeast Asia for a job opportunity, and find themselves caught in the middle of a war zone and coup. The couple Jack and Annie, played by Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, frantically search for an escape from the out of control violence that plaques the city, with their two daughters in tow. On the plane trip to Asia they meet Hammond, well played by Pierce Brosnan, a mysterious yet friendly man who turns out to be a heroic government operative.
What I enjoyed most about this film was the tight script, it delivered laser focus on the family’s escape from the danger zone. The screenplay was written by brothers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, and directed by John Erick Dowdle. The story was believable and the acting was very good. The rooftop scene were Jack throws his daughters off the building to his wife on an adjacent roof, was terrifying and terrifically shot and acted. The children Lucy and Beeze, played by Sterling Jerins, and Claire Geare did an excellent job.
You’ll be on the edge of your seat during the non-stop No Escape thrill ride.