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  • Actors: Alexander Siddig, Marisa Tomei
  • Directors: Ruba Nadda
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: July 2, 2013
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BV9JAPK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,513 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Twenty-five years ago Adib (Alexander Siddig, Syriana, Cairo Time), a promising young officer in the Syrian military police, suddenly left Damascus under suspicious circumstances. Abandoning the love of his life Fatima (Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler, The Ides of March), he made his way to Canada and wiped the slate clean. With a beautiful wife, two grown daughters, and a great job in Toronto, Adib is confident he s built a successful life from scratch. But when his daughter Muna suddenly disappears in Damascus, his past threatens to violently catch up to him. Teaming up with a Canadian emissary (Joshua Jackson, Fringe), Adib must now confront the turmoil he thought he left behind so many years ago in order to find Muna. Both a tense mystery and a stirring character drama, INESCAPABLE is an action-packed thriller driven by the undying and uncompromising love between a father and his daughter.


Special Features: Commentary, Behind the Scenes, Deleted Scenes, Q&A, Trailer

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You might have to watch closely and figure our bits of it yourself, but that's okay.
rick from Boston
Great actors Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson and Maria Tomei they did wonderful job of showing the movie audience what Syria is really like today.
Pamela Ann Walsh
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

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on April 15, 2013
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Peter or Adib (Alexander Siddig) is a Syrian escapee living in Canada for the last 20 years. He has a wife (Bonnie Lee Bouman) two daughters, Laya and Muna (Jay Anstey), a hidden past, and a nice inlaid olive wood box where he keeps old photos. His daughter Muna is a photographer in Europe. While there she decides to slip off into Syrian where she goes missing. Dad goes to rescue her.

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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