No Escape

September 18th, 2015


No Escape

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In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.

Release Year: 2015

Critic's Score: 26/100

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Stars: Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson

In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.

Writers: John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle

Lake Bell - Annie Dwyer
Pierce Brosnan - Hammond
Owen Wilson - Jack Dwyer
Thanawut Kasro - Samnang
Chatchawai Kamonsakpitak - Prak
Sahajak Boonthanakit - Kenny Rogers
Tanapol Chuksrida - Krit
Nophand Boonyai - Concierge
Kanarpat Phintiang - Bellhop
Jon Goldney - Jerry
Duang Maidork - Old Man
Suphornaphat Annie Jenselius - Travel Agent
Barthélemy Son - François
Mikayla Friend - Daughter
Stacy Chbosky - Mother / Woman Next Door


Official Website: Official Facebook | Official site [Japan]

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 26 August 2015

Filming Locations: Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Did You Know?

The movie was originally set to be released on March 6th, 2015 as "The Coup" but, in February of the same year, it was announced that it would be retitled to "No Escape", and its release was delayed to September 2, 2015. See more »

User Review



I had the opportunity to see this at an advanced screening tonight in the Portland area. I went in knowing very little about it other than its rating and what it was rated for. I'll tell you, this movie pushed my limits for intensity, and I'm none-too-squeamish.

It's not necessarily gory, though there is a fair amount of blood, but it's sure as hell intense. The elements I believe worked in favor of this movie was the human story the filmmakers built in the beginning. There was a rapport with the family, and as things started to heat up, I genuinely cared about what happened to the family. I was hoping for a happy ending, but with the film's gritty nature, I honestly didn't know how the third act would unfold.

This movies holds onto you and doesn't let go. When there is a breath of fresh air, you as the viewer best take it, because it'll get right back into the thick of it. I wonder how well this movie will do financially with the little (to none) marketing that's going into it. I didn't even know what the movie was until Regal Cinemas invited me in for the screening. It's a bit intense, and the squeamish had every right to stand up and leave. Not many did, but I don't blame them. There were a few instances where it grew a bit too much for me.

I don't want to give much away, because honestly I believe this film will do well if the viewer knows as little as possible. This isn't a date night film. It's not for the faint of heart. If you want to be pleasantly surprised, though, I'd give this film a go. There was one instance I had to suspend belief, but hey, it's a movie, and its sins don't compare to what the filmmakers got right.

I'd rate it a solid 8/10. To me as a rater, an 8/10 is just about as good as a little film like this can achieve. Higher marks are usually reserved for truly great films, which this is not truly great, but it's "enjoyable" if you can stand being on the edge of your seat once the action gets going.


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No Escape

April 29th, 1994


No Escape

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Robbins is sent to prison for the assassination of his general officer, a prison you only get out of when you die...

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 5.8/10 (8,614 voted)

Director: Martin Campbell

Stars: Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson

Robbins is sent to prison for the assassination of his general officer, a prison you only get out of when you die. Since nobody ever gets out of the prison, nobody knows how the prison is like. The prison manager has realized this and bought himself an island (playground) called "Absolom" where the worst prisoners are let lose to create an isolated barbaric society where the strongest men rule - a living hell. This is where Robbins is dropped off after he almost kills the prison manager.

Writers: Richard Herley, Michael Gaylin

Ray Liotta - Capt. J.T. Robbins
Lance Henriksen - The Father
Stuart Wilson - Walter Marek
Kevin Dillon - Casey
Kevin J. O'Connor - Stephano
Don Henderson - Killian
Ian McNeice - King
Jack Shepherd - Dysart
Michael Lerner - The Warden
Ernie Hudson - Hawkins
Russell Kiefel - Iceman
Brian M. Logan - Scab
Cheuk-Fai Chan - Skull
Machs Colombani - Ratman
David Argue - Cellmate

Taglines: From the makers of "Aliens" and "The Terminator".

Release Date: 29 April 1994

Filming Locations: New South Wales, Australia

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $15,340,000 (USA)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | South Korea:

Did You Know?

The helicopter "gunship" is, in actuality, a Russian Kamov Ka-27 'Helix' anti-submarine helicopter. The Helix features a coaxial rotor, and thus looks unfamiliar (and thus potentially futuristic) to Western audiences.

Continuity: When Robbins falls down the hill escaping from the Outsiders, he wounds his right thigh. But in Father's camp, the wound is always shown on his LEFT thigh.

Marek: First prize is a chance to live, second prize... you really don't want to hear what the second prize is.

User Review

Mad Max meets Fortress

Rating: 6/10

When I first sat down, to see this movie, I wasn't expecting much; In fact, I was preparing myself mentally for a total flop... but it really took me by surprise. It's actually quite interesting, and has some good action sequences. The plot is pretty interesting, and moves along very nicely, quickly moving on, constantly developing. The acting was convincing enough, there wasn't really any scenes that were terrible, even though a lot of the scenes and lines were very corny; it fit perfectly in with the movie, and as such wasn't out of place. It's pretty much a B-movie, but if you like(or just enjoy mildly) B-movies, you'll probably be at least reasonably entertained by it. It's reminiscent of movies like Fortress, but just a little better in that it's very unpredictable; no matter what you think is gonna happen, you'll be surprised again and again by what happens. It's pretty interesting all the way through, it has some good, 80's style action, corny B-movie lines, a B-movie feel throughout the movie... so, if you can watch it for free, either borrow it from a friend, or watch it on TV... if not, only watch it if you're into movies like Fortress. 6/10


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