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Inescapable.

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After middlebrow romance "Cairo Time," Canadian helmet-writer Ruba Nadda returns to a Middle Eastern setting to try her hand at political thriller "Inescapable"; the results do not impress. This heavy-handed, shrilly melodramatic tale about a former Syrian military intelligence officer who returns to his homeland when his daughter goes missing reps a misfire on every level. Poor word-of-mouth is unavoidable, and will likely dampen the curiosity of even those with a current affairs interest in Syria, although casting of Alexander Siddiq and Marisa Tomei might spark some interest in ancillary. Canadian roll-out, via Alliance began Sept. 14.

Directed, written by Ruba Nadda. Reviewed at Toronto Film Festival (Gala), Sept. 8, 2012. Running time: 90 MIN.

With: Alexander Siddig, Marisa Tomei, Joshua Jackson, Oded Fehr, Saad Siddiqui, Jay Anstey.

(English, Arabic dialogue)

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Author:Simon, Alissa
Publication:Variety
Article Type:Movie review
Date:Sep 17, 2012
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