Parents' Guide to

No Escape

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Generic, violent social media-themed horror story.

Movie R 2020 92 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Decent movie

I have two daughters one is 16 the other one is 11. Me and my 16 year old watched it together and it was kinda underwhelming. I don’t regret watching it but I wouldn’t watch it again. I’m not going to let my 11 year old see it because I just don’t think the storyline outshines the “Inappropriate” parts.

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A vague copycat of the successful Saw franchise formula, this horror/thriller lacks interesting puzzles, likable characters, and memorable shocks and has an unsettling level of violence toward women. The generically titled No Escape -- which originally had an equally generic title, Follow Me -- focuses on a group of diverse friends, though they seem forced together by the script, rather than sharing an organic chemistry. There's very little personality in any of them. Cole is self-obsessed and thinks only about "content," but the movie doesn't have any idea how to satirize or comment on him. That's just who he is.

The movie's various puzzles and deaths manage to be uninteresting and not particularly gory or shocking, but at the same time it's a little too interested in inflicting nastiness on the female characters. And the grand finale is sadly all too predictable, because the movie gives away the answer early on in a specifically placed line of dialogue. (It's also pretty dumb.) All of this adds up to a pointedly unmemorable movie, largely springing from the fact that it's next to impossible to care. No Escape will inspire viewers to head for the nearest and most accessible exit.

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