The Escape - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Escape Reviews

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May 29, 2020
Gemma Arterton... brings brisk intelligence and subtlety to a character who's trapped in a barren wasteland of a marriage.
January 7, 2019
Arterton's performance is incredibly emotive and well-judged.
December 14, 2018
The film arrives at the right time and during a necessary reconsideration of the female experience. [Full Review in Spanish]
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
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 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
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
July 31, 2018
The ending is trite, but Arterton is extremely good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2018
The Escape is a solemn, largely improvised drama from writer-director Dominic Savage in which Arterton delicately captures the anguish and buried pain of a woman desperate to escape her daily life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2018
The Escape is not a comfortable watch. But it is a rewarding one, thanks to Dominic Savage's forensic investigation of a disintegrating marriage and career-best work by Gemma Arterton.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2018
Sturdy melodrama, enjoyable for the performances if not the timeworn and formulaic "housewife's ennui" story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 5, 2018
Arterton in particular is a revelation, delivering a finely nuanced, yet powerhouse performance that deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 31, 2018
Arterton's magnificence is undeniable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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