Realistic film with called "no way out". The main character, Jack, along with his family — wife and two young daughters moved to Southeast Asia in search of a better life and work. But is not in time and not place — the country begins a coup. To flee, leaving personal belongings and passports and taking the hands of kids, all left the Jack in this situation. And no illusions about outside help and a gang of angry thugs chasing him literally everywhere. Now Jack has an enormous responsibility — save yourself and the most importantly - his family. For this he makes absolutely unspeakable acts, until the murder of another human being. So as not to give the viewer bored in the film is correctly placed key dramatic moments - in early, middle and at the end. Constant voltage and experience in the main characters are not releases of the viewer or for a second. Owen Wilson, who plays Jack, had always been comedic roles and it was a little strange to see him in such a serious picture, but the was simply amazing. It colleague the shop-screen wife, became the lake bell. And finally, should pay attention to the girls — the Actresses, who played in the movie children. They were a part of the famously twisting of the story. Even pierce Brosnan, from which was, from the power for about 15 minutes, harmoniously fit into the plot. And at some point, the viewer would think that is not fictional characters being played by famous actors, and real people who have found themselves in dangerous situations, and who just need to survive in the situation in the country. This can happen with anyone. However you need to remember that there's always a way, when the goal of salvation is the family.
American along with his family moved to Southeast Asia, but peacefully live there fails: around erupted a brutal military coup.
- Country: US
- Language: English | French | Thai | Khmer
- Runtime: 1h:43m
- Budget: $16,200,000
- Revenue: $27,285,953
Man by nature always was and will be being very ungrateful. After all, even with quite a normal roof over the head to an expensive car under the rear beautiful wife next will always want much more. What not to mention the people who were lucky enough to this life is much less and which the search of his place under the sun travel in foreign lands with completely alien traditions, customs, mentalities and ways of life. But not always all that ends positive note, perhaps it is around this focus of this film directed by John Eric Dowdle.
Put not quite a bad Thriller "Devil" by the scenario of the eminent masters of mystery M. night Shyamalan, but putting in a frankly weak "Quarantine" "Paris: city of the dead", the film directed by John Eric dudl it would seem completely lost a degree of confidence. On this background, to expect from the Director of something unique had perhaps the absence of any expectations allowed you will like to the tape Director certain sympathy.
Visually the film is quite decent. The feeling of tension, dynamism and despair not leave on the entire tape. Not only forcing the main characters in the desire to survive to do absolutely crazy things, but and enabling special voltage and with bated breath to expect the climax of this story. So as it is the desire to find out whether to get the main characters of tape in full lineup of Hell stimulate a basic interest in against this feed.
When both from the point of view of history, everything looks too poorly. In Moscow about how poorly was revealed the characters on the screen how poor in fact is the main drama of the story. No you a normal explanation to why the main character decided to go along with his family devil miles from anywhere. No you normal relations between the spouses, which is cross each other dislike together, recognized love playing the image of the happy American family, which for perfect need any money, house and anything else. Yes no adequate information regarding the order in which the country is happening this horror. What would still more imbued with what is happening on the screen action. Especially in the background is completely unhealthy situation in the world, which is experiencing on the strength of many modern countries.
Quite unusual paintings is the desire of starring Owen Wilson to perform a serious way. Maybe in the 90s it and tried to play in the paintings of different genres, but transition to zero became a hostage of the same type of comedic images. Played it here is rather ambiguous. It is seen that in such a serious way he feels out their zone of usual comfort. If not showing no spiritual transformations on the background of their actions on the entire tape. A little greased impression and lake bell, which is actually quite a normal actress, but actually creates a rather ambiguous way. Neither a convincing display of mother, or a loving wife. Good only aggressive-minded persons of Asian nationality and pierce Brosnan that is not work on the excessive episodic your character on the screen.
5 out of 10
There is no escape — this is quite a watchable product of the genre of an action Thriller and the dramatic Thriller, which is absolutely not claim the laurels of a masterpiece and thus vasterival yourself from becoming a full-fledged object of harsh criticism. The more so the movie has equal number of advantages and disadvantages.
Well and the time came when the American family trying to escape not from the earthquake, nor the flood not from the invading aliens. Now the action takes place in a situation relevant in our time and it — state coup.
Sometimes the picture is really good, it long chew, often catches the suspense and sometimes does the tension squeezes the vise. The only problem is that it all in the first half of the film, because further it becomes clear that in addition to the endless running around the film and does nothing to offer. Not only that, some of the characters begin to behave very stupidly (like eg. the wife who runs out of the bushes with cries of "I'm here") and the story is slipping into the trivial, so still with the technical part of the movie is lame.
And the blame for this statement, which is not able to shoot, the camera is so sometimes shaking that starting to feel like an astronaut. Maybe it and designed to that would the audience even more immersed in the ongoing chaos on the screen, but I would for this cinematography, his hands just ripped.
As it is a shame that the most colorful character in the performance of Pierce Brosnan plays in the film maximum 10 minutes, it not cost the poster show, it hurts a cameo role from him.
The for this film can pass the evening, this is like disaster movie, where the cause of the accident becomes mother nature and a ruthless and bloodthirsty people.