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The Escape Reviews

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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
May 9, 2018
A well-intentioned effort to portray the slow suffocation of a young wife in her role as the stay-at-home mother with a seemingly perfect life.
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
December 14, 2018
A small trip on the surface. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 18, 2018
The colors are rich and the direction is intelligent...but the overall effect is frustration leading to dissatisfaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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 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
May 18, 2018
Gemma Arterton's committed performance outshines the material in this awkwardly titled and highly improvised British drama about a crumbling relationship.
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
January 7, 2019
Arterton's performance is incredibly emotive and well-judged.
August 21, 2018
The Escape is an interesting attempt at showing mental health - depression in a stay at home mother.
May 10, 2018
It deals with a very ordinary emergency with deftness of touch, and the power of a singular performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
May 11, 2018
Gemma Arterton continues to prove herself as an actress constantly underestimated by the masses.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 29, 2018
The audience is launched into an unsettling character study, one that takes its time getting its claws into you but ultimately delivers an intense ride.
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
December 14, 2018
The film arrives at the right time and during a necessary reconsideration of the female experience. [Full Review in Spanish]
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.
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