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
Foundry Films
Out of Africa Entertainment
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 about a former Syrian intelligence officer Adib (Alexander Siddig) who becomes embroiled in a cat and mouse chase in locating his photographer daughter arrested on suspicion of being an Israeli spy while visiting Damascus while evading capture by corrupt government agents.


Adib (Alexander Siddig), was an officer in the Syrian military police twenty-five years ago, when he suddenly defected to Canada under suspicious circumstances, abandoning his fiancee Fatima (Marisa Tomei). With his wife, two daughters, and a steady job in Toronto, Adib is confident he's put his past behind him. But when his daughter Muna suddenly disappears in Damascus, his past threatens to violently catch up to him. Adib teams up with a Canadian emissary (Joshua Jackson), Adib evades former colleagues that are pursuing him. Both a mystery drama and a spy thriller, Inescapable is an action-packed thriller driven by a father's selfless dedication to his daughter.[4]



The film premiered on September 11, 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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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