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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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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.Read more ›
Yes, this is another dad looking for daughter film. Keep the expectations low because Alexander Siddig is no Liam Neeson, and Syria is not France. Adib knows how to bribe his way through the corrupt system. His past is a mystery and a problem for him. He is aided by Fatima (Marisa Tomei), a woman he was engaged to when he left Syria and never looked back. Joshua Jackson adds some minor plot twists as a Canadian embassy diplomat.
The film has some action scenes, but they are brief. No roof top jumping, no extensive car chases, no torturing people for information. There is some killing and blood splatter. The picture gives us a glimpse of the corrupt Syrian government at a time when it is vogue to hate Syria. It is not a bad film, but it is not memorable either. My recommendation: rental.
Parental Guidance: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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Not all movies need to be huge blockbusters in order to be good or enjoyable. I caught this one on Netflix and liked it enough to buy a copy for my library. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gary Gilfoy
All you could want from an action movie plus Alexander Siddig! He is a great actor whose subtle changes in expression communicate so much.Published 9 months ago by Tina N.
Dull, badly acted drama about a former Syrian living in Canada named Adib (Alexander Siddig) who finds out that his daughter visited the country as the final leg of her trip... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joseph H Smart
Inescapable is about a Canadian man of Middle Eastern descent whose daughter turns up missing. Turns out she ended up in Damascus, Syria. So what does a caring loving father do? Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bryan
I really enjoyed this. I've watched it 3 times and I've enjoyed it more each time. It builds up quite nicely and delivers at the end. Read morePublished 15 months ago by rick from Boston