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Quickie Review: No Exit

No Exit poster 200x300 - Quickie Review: No ExitThis taut little thriller is the perfect flick to watch from the comfort of your couch. In it a young woman checks herself out of rehab to rush to her dying mother’s bedside, only to get stranded with a group of strangers at a visitors’ center in the middle of a snow storm. But when she steps outside hoping to get a signal on her phone so she can contact her sister, she discovers a little girl trapped in a van and has to try and figure out which of her four fellow travelers is the kidnapper and how to rescue her.  It’s a brisk story with enough twists and turns to keep you engaged from beginning to end. 

Darby doesn’t have a lot going for her. She’s been in rehab over and over and is there again under a court order not expecting any different outcome. Even her sister doesn’t think she can step up and change. And she’d surely agree, though once she’s presented with the opportunity to save a life, she’s focused and efficient. But for someone who doesn’t really trust anyone, how can she figure out who the kidnapper is?  I can’t really say a lot more about what happens because that would ruin your watching.

First time actress Havana Rose Liu holds her own as Darby alongside veteran actors Dennis Haysbert (“Lucifer”, “24”), Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone, Hell or High Water), Danny Ramirez (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), and David Rysdahl (Nine Days). It’s a smart script, the actors are all very good, including the little girl played by Mila Harris, and the action sequences will have you holding your breath. It’s pretty mindless, so if that’s what you’re looking for, (and who isn’t sometimes?) put this one in your queue.

Streaming on Hulu beginning February 25th. 

 

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