Film #29: ESCAPE CLAUSE
3 out of 5 stars
The second entry in my self-imposed Brian Trenchard-Smith double feature for the night (the first being the exemplary FIREBASE: GLORIA). This time, Trenchard-Smith does a taught little thriller starring Andrew McCarthy, Paul Sorvino, and a host of recognizable names/faces. The plot is engaging and there is a definite “Ah-HA!” moment where all the loose threads exposed come together. The goings-on do get a little over-wrought, but the strength of the director’s assured hand saves the day. Yet another example of how Trenchard-Smith does a wide variety of genres well. Good performances and a palpable sense of momentum makes this a surprisingly enjoyable 90+ minutes.
Sorry... this was the only clip from the film I could find.