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The remarkably expressive Mr. Siddig is sympathetic and true as the tortured father, communicating reams of emotion with his eyes, and Ms. Tomei is totally charismatic as his discarded lover who helps him out of a sense of humanity. Read full review
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. Read full review
To her credit, Nadda is a solid actors’ director – the performances here are competent even when the writing isn’t. The exception is South Africa which, although a logistically necessary shooting location, ain’t much of a thespian. Read full review
The next time Siddig plays a man of intrigue, let’s hope he’s chasing something more interesting than a clueless kid. Read full review
Inescapable isn't a terrible movie, but absent its ripped-from-the-headlines setting it's unremarkable. Read full review
Inescapable is like "Taken" without the tension. Read full review
Plagued by clunky action sequences and a porous plot the cast visibly wilts. Read full review
The film spins its wheels for almost an hour until collapsing under the weight of exposition that renders the mystery nearly besides the point. Read full review
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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Waiting for Inescapable to finally reach its unearned, sentimental conclusion is a tiresome experience, but seeing Tomei submit to its badness is several measures worse. Read full review
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