Movie Review: No Escape

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  1. gwartney

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    This one stars Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan. Lake Bell was the female lead. Although I recognized her, I'm not really familiar with her work.

    The Owen Wilson family, Mom, Dad and two cute girls, are flying to some unnamed country in Southeast Asia. It borders with Vietnam so it has to be Cambodia, Laos or China. They meet the Pierce Brosnan character on the flight over. Owen is going to work there for a water purification manufacturer. The second they land, somebody shoots the leader of the country and there is a violent coup. They start shooting every American, and basically every white person on site. No hostages, all dead. The whole movie is about them trying to escape this country. Brosnan plays a part but it isn't really major.

    This movie is very thin on plot. Very. Thin. It is basically an excuse for Owen wilson and family to get in scrapes and almost get killed multiple times. The way it ends is disappointing. I'd have to spoil some of it to say why so I won't. They are in the plane, get to their hotel, the coup starts, they try to escape. That's the whole movie in a nutshell.

    I would probably skip this even on video if there was anything else available. As it was, I got in for the Matinee price so I wasn't screwed out of $12.50. My advice - Don't Go.
     
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    hidden dragon the princess of darkness Staff Member

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    I didn't even realize that came out this weekend. I had heard about it, but thought it was a straight to Redbox or VOD movie at first. I will wait to see it.
     
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    You steal one of Ray Liotta's titles, you pray you don't wake up one morning with your balls stuffed in your mouth.
     
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    That movie trailer makes me cringe.
     
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    hidden dragon the princess of darkness Staff Member

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    This seems to be the one somewhat positive review I've seen for it.

     
  6. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    Why do they put all of the awful movies out at the end of the summer?
     
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    Good lesson to people that MUST live in those shit hole countries
     
  8. gwartney

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    It should have.
     
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    It'll probably be in the Redbox machine soon.
     
  10. gwartney

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    Very good review except the part where he liked it. I don't remember the two parts where I was uncomfortable. I know of one possibility and it didn't add anything to the movie, like he said. But not much else added to the movie.
     
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    hidden dragon the princess of darkness Staff Member

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    i was surprised that he liked it at the end.

    I usually check out his movie reviews, since he tries to like what he sees.


    the movies usually fall under 4 categories..for him the good stuff is "awesomtacular", okay stuff is "no booze requred", bad stuff is "forgetten in less than a day", and the crap is "dogshit".
     
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    Owen Wilson is ugly, and he tried to kill himself. Thats all
     
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    I know it's kind of what he's known for, but dude's a multimillionaire, just fix that nose already.
     
  14. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    The penile nose is why he tried to kill himself
     
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    Biscuit, Rubber. :nojj:
     
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    Karl Malden had a similar issue. Except it was a buttnose.



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    i have taken this advice for every movie made in the last ten years. i'll watch them in my luxurious Santee home theater.
     
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    I typed "Owen wilson d-" into Google and it auto-filled "Owen Wilson dicknose"
     
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    Twenty bucks says Pierce Bronson gets shot like running them into the embassy and Owen Wilson comes out and saves him

    These movies are so formulaic
     
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