The Escape

The Escape is a Danish thriller. It seems like it’s going to be similar to A Mighty Heart, in that it opens with a journalist being kidnapped in the same part of the world (Afghanistan here vs. Pakistan in the other film). The journalist is a Danish woman named Rikke. But the film goes a different direction, and I would rather not give away any of the details.

The film is pretty tense, but it almost all fits together well (the exception being one or two minor inconsistencies). The performances are good, though not great and definitely less intense than in most Danish films. I thought it was quite good, and from what I could tell I was not alone. I’ll give it a weak  out of .

Seen on 3/4/2010 at Cinequest.

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