Inescapable (film)

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Movie poster
Directed by Ruba Nadda
Written by Ruba Nadda
Starring Alexander Siddig
Marisa Tomei
Joshua Jackson
Oded Fehr
Music by Geo Höhn
Jim Petrak
Cinematography Luc Montpellier
Edited by Teresa Hannigan
Distributed by Alliance Films (Canada)
IFC Films (USA)
Myriad Pictures
Release dates
  • 11 September 2012 (2012-09-11) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • 22 February 2013 (2013-02-22) (United States)
Running time 93 minutes[1]
Country Canada[2]
  • English
  • Arabic
Budget CAD $4,000,000 (estimated)[3]
Box office $4,327[1]

Inescapable is a Canadian 2012 drama thriller film written and directed by Ruba Nadda, starring Alexander Siddig, Marisa Tomei, and Joshua Jackson. Siddig plays a former Syrian intelligence officer who sets about tracking down his daughter after she disappears while visiting Damascus.


[4] Twenty-five years ago Adib (Alexander Siddig, Syriana, Cairo Time), a promising young officer in the Syrian military police, suddenly left Damascus under suspicious circumstances. Abandoning the love of his life Fatima (Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler, The Ides of March), he made his way to Canada and wiped the slate clean. With a beautiful wife, two grown daughters, and a great job in Toronto, Adib is confident he's built a successful life from scratch. But when his daughter Muna suddenly disappears in Damascus, his past threatens to violently catch up to him. Teaming up with a Canadian emissary (Joshua Jackson, Fringe), Adib must now confront the turmoil he thought he left behind so many years ago in order to find Muna. Both a tense mystery and a stirring character drama, INESCAPABLE is an action-packed thriller driven by the undying and uncompromising love between a father and his daughter.



Critical reception[edit]

The film received negative reviews by critics. It holds a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 21 reviews and reports a rating average of 4.2 out of 10[5] At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 37 based on 11 reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[6]


  1. ^ a b "Inescapable". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
  2. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "Inescapable (2012)". Allrovi. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
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  4. ^ Mintzer, Joshua (September 11, 2012). "Inescapable: Toronto Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Inescapable (2012)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Inescapable". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 

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