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Randy Moore gives Sundance an illicit, albeit flawed thrill with this drama shot covertly inside Disney World in Florida

As the 2013 Sundance festival wound to a close, it soon became clear there would be no frontrunner in the Us Dramatic Competition, as there was last year with the triumphant Beasts of the Southern Wild. Neither did the comparatively mainstream, star-studded Premieres section deliver anything out of the extraordinary, leaving the more intrepid festivalgoers to forage for themselves. The result was that though there were plenty of lower-profile "buzz" titles – Fruitvale, Blue Caprice, The Spectacular Now – there was no real consensus as to where the prizes should and would go.

Escape From Tomorrow was hidden away in the often-ignored Next section, which, at the event's press launch last week, festival director John Cooper promised would be a haven of undefinable wonders. And though it is certainly flawed, Randy Moore's film does deliver something new, »

- Damon Wise

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