A new water plant is going to be constructed in Southeast Asia. Jack Dwyer was forced to close his company and he was offered a job with this larger company. Jack, his wife Annie and their daughters Lucy and Breeze take a very long plane flight. They are surprised there isn’t a car sent by the company to take them to their hotel? They met Hammond on the plane and he offers to take them when his ride comes. They were concerned they had too much luggage but Kenny Rogers is driving a small bus. The family is very tired, jet lagged and ready for a long night of sleep. The next morning, Jack heads out to get an American newspaper. After he gets the paper, he sees local people heading toward a line of policemen to clash and fight with them. Jack hurries back to the hotel, gathers his family and tries to find safety.
This is a very tense film as soon as Jack gets his paper in the morning. There is a lot of violence, gunfire, bombings, buildings burning and gangs roaming the streets. The family has a tough time every minute. 3* (This movie is OK)
103 min, Action directed by John Erick Dowdle with Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson, Sterling Jerins, Claire Gere, Sahajak Boonthanakit.
Note: Imdb 6.8 out of 10, 45% critic 63% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert ½*, Amazon 4.2* out of 5* with 892 reviews.
Special Note: Filmed in Chiang Mai, Lampang, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Michelle Monaghan was originally cast in the role of Annie but the movie was delayed and she was going to have a baby. Trailers of this film were released in Cambodia and there was a social uproar because of the use of upside down Khmer lettering on the police shields.