An intense international thriller, NO ESCAPE centers on an American businessman (Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Directed by John Erick Dowdle and written together with his brother Drew, NO ESCAPE stars Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell.
"Dem go' damn wogs don't like us, Jim Bob" was my first thought. I remember reading a couple of years ago that while more than a third of Americans have passports, only less than 4% of them have ever traveled overseas (and for a few of them, bless their hearts, that does indeed include Canada). I'm not saying this movie, which will likely die a mercifully quick death at the box office, will influence those percentages at all, but there is something a little dicey about using entertainment to feed into xenophobic paranoia.
As for Brosnan, it looks like he has truly reached the "hey, it's a paycheck" stage of his career.