Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11

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  1. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Feb 20, 2013
    The remarkably expressive Mr. Siddig is sympathetic and true as the tortured father, communicating reams of emotion with his eyes, and Ms. Tomei is totally charismatic as his discarded lover who helps him out of a sense of humanity.
  2. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Feb 22, 2013
    Inescapable is Nadda's first foray into thriller territory, and her inexperience shows in awkwardly mounted fight scenes and clumsy car chases, not to mention an almost fatally explanatory script.
  3. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Feb 20, 2013
    It’s a deeply confused movie, sometimes productively so.
  4. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Feb 21, 2013
    The next time Siddig plays a man of intrigue, let’s hope he’s chasing something more interesting than a clueless kid.
  5. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Feb 15, 2013
    To her credit, Nadda is a solid actors’ director – the performances here are competent even when the writing isn’t. The exception is South Africa which, although a logistically necessary shooting location, ain’t much of a thespian.
  6. Reviewed by: Pete Vonder Haar
    Feb 19, 2013
    Inescapable isn't a terrible movie, but absent its ripped-from-the-headlines setting it's unremarkable.
  7. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Feb 21, 2013
    Inescapable is like "Taken" without the tension.
  8. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Feb 21, 2013
    Plagued by clunky action sequences and a porous plot the cast visibly wilts.
  9. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Feb 18, 2013
    The film spins its wheels for almost an hour until collapsing under the weight of exposition that renders the mystery nearly besides the point.
  10. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Feb 21, 2013
    Muddled and inert despite the best intentions, this inescapably dull thriller plays like a Middle Eastern take on Liam Neeson’s “Taken.”
  11. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Feb 19, 2013
    Waiting for Inescapable to finally reach its unearned, sentimental conclusion is a tiresome experience, but seeing Tomei submit to its badness is several measures worse.

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