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The Escape Reviews

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January 7, 2019
Arterton's performance is incredibly emotive and well-judged.
December 14, 2018
A small trip on the surface. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 14, 2018
The film arrives at the right time and during a necessary reconsideration of the female experience. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 4, 2018
Despite Arterton's outstanding performance, the film weakens considerably in its last section...This undeniable decrescendo of enthrallment tells us that The Escape is a fair drama that could have been better.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 24, 2018
Through conversations about courage that never manifests, creativity that's limited to cutaway shots of sunsets... a fleeting foreign romance feels like a cheap exit for a woman who is worth much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2018
The Escape is an interesting attempt at showing mental health - depression in a stay at home mother.
August 9, 2018
Tara... is desperate to consume and create art, yet time and again she's reduced to a trophy or static muse. Arterton, a one-time Bond girl, surely knows how that feels.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2018
Yet the dreariness of Tara's marriage to a dull bloke (Dominic Cooper) is also rather a bore for viewers, and when she tries to break free, the movie loses its way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 6, 2018
In The Escape their execution lets them down, with the structure and pace of Savage's screenplay trying the patience...and by the surely unarguable fact that if the desultory sex doesn't get to you, the authentically wailing children certainly will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 6, 2018
With some subtle commentary on class, as well as gender politics, The Escape is an impressive portrayal of existential angst and the disintegration of self, and Arterton's performance is breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2018
Arterton, however, is simply magnificent. The camera cannot get enough of her, and you will hopefully feel the same as she puts her character through the mill with the utmost delicacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2018
This movie is not a comfortable experience. It's jarring, angular: the film-making equivalent of stepping barefoot on discarded Lego bricks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2018
The finished product is an undercooked improv-heavy nightmare that's profoundly snobbish, patronising and trivial when it appears to be aiming, at every turn, for the opposite effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 2, 2018
Savage manages to tease sympathy for all concerned in his subtle, damning and terrifically powerful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2018
Mostly it is a well-observed drama, in which Arterton excels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 2, 2018
For all The Escape's weaknesses, it's held together with real sinew by Arterton, who lives and breathes the stifling air of Tara's habitat without needing to act up a storm at any point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 2, 2018
The Escape is finally not quite as overwhelming as it might be. But this is a confrontational portrait of deadening unhappiness. It may well save some marriages. Or end others.
August 1, 2018
Neither of the two main characters is properly developed or backstoried. They are just spokes-folk for the sex war, dutifully feminised for our times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 1, 2018
A superlative performance from Gemma Arterton is at the centre of this almost unbearably painful and sad film from writer-director Dominic Savage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2018
Arterton gives a typically nuanced and sensitive performance as the wife and mother too ashamed to admit that, no, she doesn't love her kids and that she simply no longer finds family life appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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