Inescapable (2013)

This politically charged and emotionally powerful thriller follows a successful businessman who suddenly finds his life turned upside down when his journalist daughter goes missing during her trip to his hometown of Damascus. He knows that… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 22, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 2, 2013
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alonso Duralde

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!)

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A Canadian nonthriller that plays like a heavily sedated hybrid of "Taken" and "Not Without My Daughter" ...

Brandon Judell

Clearly meaning Inescapable as an act of love, Ms. Nada, a Canadian filmmaker with Syrian/Palestinian parents, has instead done a great disservice to her gene pool and our film-loving sensibilities. Irksome would be a more appropriate title.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The plot unfolds at a nice clip, but at no point does director Ruba Nadda evade expectations.

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Ella Taylor

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.

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Robert Levin

The movie suffers from the conflict between its potboiler instincts and the filmmaker's understandable need to acknowledge the brutality of Syria's secretive regime.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

One hopes "Inescapable" is only a momentary stumble for this promising filmmaker.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Muddled and inert despite the best intentions, this inescapably dull thriller plays like a Middle Eastern take on Liam Neeson's "Taken."

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Brian Orndorf

Doesn't have the juice normally associated with such violent entertainment. Its interest in characterization is admirable, but there's little firepower where it counts the most.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A tense, smart, terrifically character driven and exciting suspense-thriller. It depends on story, characters and substance above all else and is surprisingly… More
Walter M.
After his daugher Muna(Jay Anstey), a photographer, goes missing in Damascus, Adib(Alexander Siddig) is forced to return to his native Syria for the first time… More