Inescapable 2013 NR CC

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Marisa Tomei stars in a thriller about a father's desperate search for his daughter amid the chaos of the Middle East.

Starring:
Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Inescapable

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Mystery
Director Ruba Nadda
Starring Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson
Supporting actors Marisa Tomei, Oded Fehr, Saad Siddiqui, Fadia Nadda, Bonnie Lee Bouman, Jay Anstey, Sean Redpath
Studio IFC Films
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Just overall slow plot and boring.
Alan D Schmidt
When he meets people from his past he is forced not only to confront his earlier life consequences but also find his daughter before its too late.
Tony Heck
Some parts of it did drag, but I liked it for the most part.
Teresa A. Spencer

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 11, 2013
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Though this film has been negatively received as being a take-off on the TAKEN films (father looking for daughter under dire circumstances) it is a different kind of film and one written and directed by Ruba Nadda who manages to gives us a story that in many ways explains why the Syrian situation (terrifying chaos) is as it is. If for no other reason than to gain insight on what life in a country infested with many `secret police' organizations whose drive seems to be shoot now investigate later.

Years after he left Damascus under suspicious circumstances (he was a accused of being an Israeli spy), Adib Abdel Kareem (udanese born British character actor Alexander Siddig) is comfortably at work in Toronto when he is confronted with devastating news: his eldest daughter, Muna (Jay Anstey), has gone missing in Damascus. Now Adib, who has not been back in over 30 years, must return to Syria and deal with his secret past in order to find her. Getting a Visa is the first near impossible step, but once in Jordan he calls upon his ex- fiancée Fatima (Marisa Tomei) whom Adib deserted when he escaped to Canada years ago to assist him in ploughing through the red tape and dangers to find his daughter. The Canadian ambassador Paul (Joshua Jackson) is inextricably involved as is Adib's old comrade Sayid (Oded Fehr) and the man with answers Halim (Saad Siddiqui). Inescapable is a thriller about a father's desperate search for his daughter and the chaos of the Middle East he left behind.

The film is tense and disheveled at times but that reflects the worrisome chaos of too many factions trying to assist a country who seems unable to find its core values. This is not a great film but it does offer a taste of what life must be like in war torn Syria. And for that it is worth watching. Grady Harp, March 13
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Inescapable is a ride to a happy ending that usually does not happen to many, who have left Syria. Most are executed and forgotten that is so sad that we live in a world that is so destructive of their own people. To them I salute them for the acting in this movie, as well as the story that says so much about Syria and what is truly like over there. Great actors Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson and Maria Tomei they did wonderful job of showing the movie audience what Syria is really like today. I rented this movie and it was well worth watching, as I hope others will. Learn from this movie to see what so many go through in other countries.

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The volatile political situation in Syria is the backdrop for the tepid new thriller "Inescapable." The ideas behind this movie are solid, this has the potential to make a riveting film experience. In fact, I really liked the story. But writer/director Ruba Nadda, who also made the lovely and understated "Cairo Time," really doesn't push far enough. Does she want to explore the current state of affairs in Syria? Does she want to create a tense action flick along the lines of "Taken?" Does she want to formulate an intensely emotional experience reflecting on the ideas of family and identity? Any of these approaches probably would have worked, but Nadda gives us glimpses of each without really developing much depth into any of the individual themes. Instead, we're left with a routine genre picture that lacks much impact. At the core of the film, there is an intensely emotional and harrowing situation. A man's daughter is missing and only he can save her. But as she's not a real character, only a plot device, nothing is really at stake for the viewer. The movie's screenplay never digs deep enough into the situation as to elicit actual viewer investment. It's a noticeable error. For though I didn't necessarily hate "Inescapable," I won't remember it at all in a few weeks.

The movie does boast a strong and appealing central performance. I'm a fan of Alexander Siddig, Nadda also cast him as the lead in "Cairo Time." Siddig has an easy command and gravitas that suits the role well. He plays an ex-officer of the Syrian Military Police. Twenty-five years prior, he disappeared from Damascus to begin a new life abroad. Now a family man with secrets firmly squirreled away, he is forced to confront the unpleasant realities of days gone by.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alan D Schmidt on April 26, 2013
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A lot of thoughtful non-dialog scenes. A low budget, Middle east remake of Taken with Liam Neeson minus the action. Just overall slow plot and boring.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anna Siddiqi on October 5, 2013
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The communication between the actors goes beyond spoken words and actions. What's unspoken grasps you from the inside out and captures your heart.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carol Reeg on August 13, 2013
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The story was unpredictable. I did not figure out how it would play out. I particularly interested in the fact that Siddig's character could not prove his innocence, but his presumed guilt made it easy to coerce someone else. "They'd believe I had an accomplice."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Teresa A. Spencer on July 29, 2013
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I'm hardly impartial about this movie. I'm a fan of Sid's, and if he hadn't starred in this movie I never would have watched it. It's not my type of movie.
However, I felt the tense drama was well done. Some parts of it did drag, but I liked it for the most part.
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