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DVD Review: No Escape (MA15+) (USA, 2015)

Despite its incredibly generic title and direct-to-DVD status, No Escape is a surprisingly effective thriller elevated by its above-average cast and fuelled by its ability to maintain tension from start to finish. Director John Erik Dowdle is no stranger to lacing his films with palpable tension (the found-footage horror outing Quarantine and M. Night Shyamalan produced thriller Devil are two of his most noteworthy credits) so the plotline of an American family marked for death in a foreign country is one easily handled with the director, and his co-writer brother Drew Dowdle, presenting us with a seriously slick production that appears far more monetarily supported than what the filmmakers actually had to work with.... Continue Reading