If you want to see Owen Wilson like you’ve never seen him before: No Escape

Bill Gordon, Contributor

Photo via The Cinemaholic

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Many studios are moving forward with “theatrical” releases at home as everyone adapts.
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This movie was recently in Netflix’s Top 10 Viewed list, so I checked it out. With Owen Wilson as the lead character, I was expecting action with a bit of light-hearted comedy: wrong. This film is frenetic and very intense. It doesn’t take long before the action starts, and it never stops. Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson) works for a US-based water infrastructure company and takes his wife Annie (Lake Bell) and family on a new assignment in an unnamed county bordering Vietnam. Pierce Brosnan stars as Hammond, someone that always seems to be around at the right time—is he good or bad? You’ll have to watch to find out.

5/5 stars

Rating: 5 out of 5.

No Escape” is available for viewing on Prime Video now.

Viewing information

How to view: Prime Video
Release date: 2015
Duration: 103 Minutes
Genre: Action, Thriller
Rating: R