Inescapable (Rubba Nadda) is the story of Toronto businessman and former spy Adib (Alexander Siddig), who must tear through Damascus to find his abducted photojournalist daughter. It's a Canadian version of Taken that's humourless and inert, with dull plotting and action. Aided by his ex-fiancée (Marissa Tomei, barely passing for an Arab), Adib stumbles across a conspiracy involving Israeli moles, buried secrets and possibly nonexistent incriminating photos, and is forced to confront some personal demons. Writer/director Nadda (Cairo Time) has a knack for telling emotional, continent-spanning stories but lacks the muscle an action thriller like this requires. Pretensions of ripped-from-today's-headlines relevance aren't nearly enough to salvage it. 90 min.
Rating: N (John Semley)
Opens Sep 14 at Varsity. See here for times.
Finding Nemo 3D (Andrew Stanton) is a 3-D re-release of the lovely animated film about a lost clownfish. 100 min.
Opens Sep 14 at 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Empire Theatres at Empress Walk, Grande - Steeles, Queensway, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Mississauga, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24. See here for times.
Resident Evil: Retribution (Paul W.S. Anderson) is the latest in the franchise of zombie apocalypse actioners. See review September 14 at nowtoronto.com/movies. 95 min.
Opens Sep 14 at 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Carlton Cinema, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Empire Theatres at Empress Walk, Grande - Steeles, Humber Cinema, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24. See here for times.