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Inescapable Reviews

February 22, 2013
The film tries to meld politically charged personal drama with the action-movie tropes you'd expect in a story set in the Middle East. (Chase through a crowded marketplace? Brawl at the hamam? Check!)
February 22, 2013
The plot unfolds at a nice clip, but at no point does director Ruba Nadda evade expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 21, 2013
One hopes "Inescapable" is only a momentary stumble for this promising filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 21, 2013
A Canadian nonthriller that plays like a heavily sedated hybrid of "Taken" and "Not Without My Daughter" ...
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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February 21, 2013
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.
February 21, 2013
Muddled and inert despite the best intentions, this inescapably dull thriller plays like a Middle Eastern take on Liam Neeson's "Taken."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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February 21, 2013
It's a deeply confused movie, sometimes productively so.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 20, 2013
The fight scenes are repetitive and the plot meanders, but the acting is superb.
February 20, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 19, 2013
Inescapable isn't a terrible movie, but absent its ripped-from-the-headlines setting it's unremarkable.
September 14, 2012
This soft fiction pales before the hard facts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4