• Released
  • February 22, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 33 min
  • Drama
    Romance
  • 1 Fan Rating
75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
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.
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70

NPR

By 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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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
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.
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50

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The next time Siddig plays a man of intrigue, let’s hope he’s chasing something more interesting than a clueless kid.
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40

Village Voice

Inescapable isn't a terrible movie, but absent its ripped-from-the-headlines setting it's unremarkable.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
Inescapable is like "Taken" without the tension.
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30

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Plagued by clunky action sequences and a porous plot the cast visibly wilts.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
The film spins its wheels for almost an hour until collapsing under the weight of exposition that renders the mystery nearly besides the point.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
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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20

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
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.
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37 out of 100
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