Release Date: 26 August 2015
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Writers: John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle
Studio: Bold Films, Brothers Dowdle Productions, Living Films,
Distribution (USA): The Weinstein Company
Stars: Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan
MPAA Rating: R – for strong violence including sexual assault and language
I normally try steer away from movies that involve politics. I enjoyed this movie. It was literally seat gripping suspense.
The first five minutes is crazy, but it just keeps going from there. There was certainly no threshold and I am actually glad that the action (i mean the violence) was portrayed the way it was. A coup in a foreign country and it’s all hell breaks loose (sorry about that, but it’s true)! Imagine if that happened in the United States? Man, riots galore.
There is no sugar coating the violence, because it literally happens. We rarely hear about it, but it’s there.
Wilson’s character, Jack, literally had to make decisions on survival. Family survival. (Spoiler) I was on the edge of my seat when the family had to jump across a rooftop. ACROSS. I am afraid of heights and OMG! Can you imagine just tossing your 6 year old across the roof? Gahhhhhh!
This movie, is not for the faint of heart, or for children. No…not at all. Leave the kids at home for this one.
Fearing for your life is one thing. Fearing for your family is completely different. I can’t imagine being in a situation like that, but I would do whatever it takes to make sure my family is safe.
Watch the film. It’s crazy, but seriously.