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NO EXIT (2022, USA) Movie review, plot, trailer, rating

It was this mysterious thriller whose work mostly takes place in one location, somewhat on the trail of films such as those made twenty years ago. Following in the footsteps of films like “Identity” with John Cusack, not overly demanding entertainment full of twists and surprises based on the novel of the same name by Taylor Adams. The setting is a motel in the Utah Mountains where a shelter due to a snowstorm will find several people who mostly do not know each other. Young Darby (Havana Rose Liu), who had previously escaped from an addiction rehabilitation center when she heard that her mother had ended up in hospital, would also find herself there.

After escaping from the center and stealing a car, she headed to Salt Lake City, but the storm was such that all roads were closed, all communication channels were destroyed and her only choice was to take refuge in a motel. There are already four strangers there – Ash (Danny Ramirez), Lars (David Rysdahl), Ed (Dennis Haysbert) and Sandi (Dale Dickey), but when at one point Darby goes out to get a cell phone signal, he will see that there is a little girl in that typical kidnapping white van of tinted windows from the movies. The kid with the isolation in his mouth and his hands tied was obviously kidnapped by one of the socialites who settled in the motel, and it’s up to Darby to try to find out not only who it could be, but also how to save the girl from this snowstorm.

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And in the end, “No Exit” was a very solid thriller that hides many surprises, despite the fact that we find out relatively early who kidnapped the girl. But no worries, because there are surprises and twists and turns, and all the forced residents of the motel act as if they are hiding some secrets. It is a classic popcorn film in which the story and the performance dance on the edge of the camp all the time, and as time passes, it turns more and more into complete chaos. It’s a film you shouldn’t expect too much from and then “No Exit” is quite solid and watchable entertainment. Rating 6.5 / 10.

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