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No Way Out Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 11, 2016
No Way Out is a secret noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot
June 21, 2016
No Way Out may take about half its runtime to finally get the story moving, but when it does, the audience is treated to a grand thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 23, 2016
The film is remembered for its limo sex scene.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
July 26, 2014
The action is tight and suspenseful, and the plot culminates in the most astounding last-minute switch of the decade.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
July 29, 2013
No Way Out emerges, paradoxically, as a film that is better than it has to be and not as good as it ought to be, but there is skill here, as well as an admirable willingness to try something new.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Empire Magazine
July 29, 2013
Good performances from a strong cast and paranoid plotting enough to keep even the staunchest of remake nay-sayers quiet. Hitchockian production with a modern twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
July 29, 2013
No Way Out's greatest prize is Costner, a leading man at last: fiercely good, intelligent, appreciatively sensual in a performance balanced perfectly between action and introspection.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 29, 2013
A thriller that grabs you even before the ironies of its plot kick in is a thriller you don't want to miss. No Way Out is that sort of movie, a thriller that's thrilling throughout.
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News
July 29, 2013
It's too bad Alfred Hitchcock didn't live long enough to put Kevin Costner into a movie, because Costner is exactly the kind of leading man Hitchcock liked.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 29, 2013
A juicy thriller-romance bursting out of the Pentagon's arid corridors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sue Heal
Radio Times
July 29, 2013
This is a major treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 27, 2012
A tense and well made thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
May 2, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
March 30, 2009
Kevin Costner displays some charisma, for once, in a twisty, stylish espionage thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
March 30, 2009
No Way Out is an effective updating and revamping of the 1948 film noir classic The Big Clock.

March 30, 2009
A cleverly plotted thriller with impeccable performances. Costner is spot on as the man who finds it hard to play by others' rules, even if it may cost him his head.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 30, 2009
It's the kind of intricately plotted suspense film with juicy secondary parts (Will Patton, George Dzundza, Iman, Howard Duff) that used to be churned out in the 1940s.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 19, 2008
...primarily comes off as a fast-moving and increasingly compelling thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Brian Case
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A very convincing nightmare, and if Hackman gives too rounded a performance to approach the omniscient evil of Laughton's original, Patton assumes the mantle as Brice's henchman, while Costner confirms his arrival as a star.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
January 12, 2006
Smart and steamy Beltway thriller.
| Original Score: 3/5
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