In their new overseas house, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape from an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
When Jack, the main caracter, finds an opportunity to move to Southeast Asia to head his water manufacturing company's new plant there, he immediately jumps at the opportunity and moves his family there. When they get there; they seem to be having problems, the electronics don't work and rarely any cars are seen in the streets. When he goes to the market the next morning, he finds himself caught in the middle of a violent rebellion headed by armed rebels executing foreigners. Jack must get back to the hotel and with the help of a mysterious British "tourist", must get his family to the American Embassy in the midst of the chaos.
Film credits reveal the story was copyrighted as "The Coup (2015)", the original working title. But soon after filming there in 2013, Thailand's military staged a coup in May 2014. See more »
The country in question is not mentioned but supposed to be somewhere in SE Asia. Sometimes we can hear the 'rebels' speak or shout in Khmer, some signs are in Khmer but some signs are also in Burmese and then someone speaks about Kampuchea but on a few occasions we hear people speaking Thai while they have to cross the border to Vietnam. Thailand doesn't share a border with Vietnam. See more »
No Escape is one of the best action/thrillers of recent times. It isn't one of those movies that will be spoken about for years too come, but we must give credit where it is needed.
No Escape is a gripping, intense, cleverly put together movie. From the beginning the movie sets us up with the motives of why the family is moving and you feel connected with the main character Jack (Owen Wilson)who just wants to do whats best for his family. Seeing and loving, Owen Wilson is more comedic roles i didn't know how he would fair up is this action pact thriller, but i must admit, there may be a new genre around the corner and maybe another huge turning point in his career, sending him among the greats.
The film's writers have a lot to do with the success of this film, its script never dumbs down for the viewers, it is a script of what people would actually say and conversations that would actually happen in this situation. It makes you feel for the characters in the film and helps you to understand what is going on. You will feel apart of it. it cleverly leaves out all of the irrelevant details, keeping viewers guessing about what will happen next and how they will get out of a very sticky situation, while the mayhem continues around our main characters.
No Escape hits the ground running and never takes its foot off of the gas petal. Tensions are high and there is moments when you question how they are going to get out of an outrageously dangerous, near impossible situation. But it is not a movie where you feel as though the main character will survive no matter what. There are times where his death looks likely.
No Escape is a strong emotional and physical battle for survival and will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
A must see, and a vastly underrated movie.
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