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In a demanding role light on dialogue, Sutherland's rangy, loping physicality serves both the character and the action well ...
Dagg does a decent job of helming a tale that is not particularly complex or edifying, although an interesting twist at the end will almost certainly divide audiences.
Sutherland is superbly frayed, seeming to get appreciably thinner and more shell-like every minute.
Notwithstanding an atmospheric backdrop and what looks like a grueling shoot, Dagg's thriller is slow to get going and hampered by an inexpressive leading man.
As thrillers go, the thrill is gone fairly quickly. But give River points for appearing to ask hard questions about do-gooders in far-away places.
[Sutherland] pitches his performance at a delicate point between a good man struggling to extricate himself out of a dire situation, and a white man who can't think outside the entitlement box.
Dagg keeps things simple, but his jogging camera whips up the urgency and he's well-served by Sutherland's rangy physicality.
This cat-and-mouse thriller might be set in Laos, but its contrivances are right out of Hollywood.
Jamie M. Dagg's gripping thriller traces the moral fluidity of foreign volunteer work.
A lean, riveting and gritty thriller.
The danger of being a wanted man is only compounded by his inability to speak the language, and his sticking out like a sore thumb, making him increasingly desperate as he tries to reach the embassy and get back home.
Rossif Sutherland is a volunteer doctor in Laos who becomes an instant fugitive in this wired and generally impressive thriller.
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