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The actors and Stiller's direction keep Dannemora mostly interesting despite how thin the characters are, but you can't help wishing their skills had been applied to a more fundamentally compelling story.
We're all just innocent bystanders to this unraveling, sensational crime and its aftermath, and perhaps we'll be left to ask ourselves whether getting too comfortable in any routine makes us vulnerable and dull.
Escape At Dannemora could easily package itself as a stylish, well-pedigreed action tale and still be wildly entertaining -- and it's to the credit of [the filmmakers and actors] that it mines deeper, and more subtle terrain.
Mostly, the project serves as a showcase for the actors. They provide plenty of reason to watch, but like Matt's elaborate plan, when it comes to "Escape at Dannemora," patience is required as well as rewarded.
It's a credit to Patricia Arquette's performance, and to "Escape at Dannemora," that Tilly feels as credible as the real person she is; Arquette makes "Dannemora" worth sticking with even as the show's running time grows punishing.
Yes, "Dannemora" is hard and cold. The light is muted, the shadows deep, while seven hours of this could easily turn into prison time. But thanks to that cast and Stiller's masterful direction, they don't - not once, not remotely.