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The Escape Reviews

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 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
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 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
July 31, 2018
The ending is trite, but Arterton is extremely good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
May 11, 2018
Tara is a role that she has to inhabit without flash, and Arterton does so, and movingly, in every frame in which she appears.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 10, 2018
A quiet domestic-drama chamber piece with a vein of pure desperation thrumming beneath it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 10, 2018
Subtle and slow and wrenchingly empathetic, "The Escape" is about gradually realizing that the life you have may not be the one you want.
May 9, 2018
Although its title might imply some intrepid action movie, writer-director Dominic Savage's intimate, deeply emotional drama "The Escape" proves, in its own way, just as daring and harrowing an experience.
May 9, 2018
Wrenching scenes from a disintegrating marriage, beautifully played.
Top Critic
September 11, 2017
Gemma Arterton's strong but shattered performance as a disconnected housewife bolsters Dominic Savage's thoughtful marital drama.