Owen Wilson

No thought went into 'No Escape'

No thought went into 'No Escape'

To save his kids from homicidal maniacs, Jack (Owen Wilson?!) throws each of his daughters from the roof of one building into the arms of his wife, Annie (Lake Bell, unfortunately for her), on the roof of a building that has to be 10 feet away. Again: This man, a relatively scrawny engineer with no presumed experience with shot put or any related sport, throws his daughters across a 10-foot gap. In slow motion.

Because the brutal, improbable “No Escape,” a barely written action-thriller about an American family hunted by faceless dudes with machetes in a never-identified Southeast Asian country—if your movie is set in a continent with...