"No Escape" is a throwback to an era when thriller were defined by suspense and tension rather than overblown action and special effects-enhanced stunts.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images, Profanity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Ciaran Foy
Cast: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, ...

More like an unnecessary retread than an organic extension of the original.

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Aleksander Bach
Cast: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, ...

More interested in providing brief distractions than a full-bodied experience.

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The movie is replete with bloody encounters, sly asides, and one-liners, but the tone is awkward and uneven.

Guy Ritchie directs with a deft touch, allowing things to move at a rapid clip while maintaining a light, sometimes humorous tone.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Joel Edgerton
Cast: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton

The psychological thriller "The Gift" subverts the "Fatal Attraction" genre by sprinkling it with a little "Usual Suspects" flavoring.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Josh Trank
Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey

As a superhero movie, it falls into the "adequate" range of the spectrum - neither memorable nor forgettable.

An entertaining diversion - a good way to pass a couple of hours as late summer evenings lengthen - but not much more.

The film offers everything one could ask for from popcorn entertainment and its brand of action feels fresh and freewheeling.

As with all episodic comedies, this one is hit-and-miss but there are enough "hits" to keep most viewers entertained.