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Review – Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan in the dubious thriller No Escape

Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson) – an engineer for a US water company – is relocating with his wife Annie (Lake Bell) and their two kids to Southeast Asia. From the moment, they land, plans start to go awry. They are to be met at the airport but some snafu leaves them stranded. A Brit called Hammond (Pierce Brosnan) steps in and directs them past the waiting cab drivers he assures them are crooks to a private taxi driven by a local friend. This leads to a hair raising journey to their hotel that serves to show how uptight the two Americans are. Things don’t improve at the hotel, the TV doesn’t work and Jack can’t get the latest edition of the New York Times. Continue reading