YMMV / No Escape

  • Author's Saving Throw: Possibly. Early promotional material made it look like the movie was inspired by the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore. Later trailers show that it's set in an entirely different continent with an entirely different premise.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Hammond saving the family from the oncoming truck.
    • The moment Annie goes Mama Bear on the lead terrorist and beats the shit out of him, finally landing the killing blow.
      • Directly prior, Lucy running out of hiding in an attempt to save her father. It leads to her getting caught and almost shot, but damn if that doesn't take cojones.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: In a twisted sort of way. The rebel who notices that the Dwyer family are trying to escape on the scooter. He looks at Jack, then looks at the kids, and despite glaring at them, allows them to keep going.
  • Narm: "Welcome to Asia!" is a wholly unnatural thing to say in real life, and only drew more attention to the fact the movie was carefully trying not to portray a single country.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Oh holy Christ yes. Let's give a brief overview, shall we?
    • The opening scene, in which the diplomatic representative is murdered, and then the security guard commits suicide by slashing his own throat.
    • The rebellion. All of it. From the rebels going room to room in the hotel and massacring everyone they find - including the moment where Annie hears the terrified woman in the next room begging for her life before you hear the sounds of blows landing and agonized screams as they kill her, to the slaughter on the rooftop, to the rebels killing hostages by running them over with a goddamned truck. The last bit is just so sudden and comes out of nowhere - you're expecting them to be shot like the hostages earlier, but nope, they have an even more brutal way to do it.
      • Annie's near-rape, which Jack is being forced to witness while their terrified children huddle in the bushes.
    • The rebel leader attempting to force Lucy to shoot Jack, with special mention to him holding a gun to her head in an attempt to "motivate" her.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: The uproar over the film's supposedly racist themes are easily the most well-known aspect of the movie. The fact it's otherwise So Okay, It's Average means that the only way the movie really sticks out is the controversy.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The general consensus of reviewers (aside from those who lambaste it for being racist) is that the movie is good enough, but not particularly compelling or memorable.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Nobody thinks to pick up a gun from any of the dead terrorists and fight back. Granted, many of them had blackjacks, but you'd think at least one of the tourists or Jack himself would have picked up a firearm.
  • Unfortunate Implications:
    • The movie was banned in Cambodia because of a detail that could have suggested the movie took place in Cambodia. The country didn't want to be associated with the movie that portrayed its setting in such a poor light.
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