– The Escape (Caleb Daley)


The Escape is  2016 short film made by BMW films and this is a new series of films after their 8 short films called The Hire in 2001. It has been fifteen years since then; does the movie hold up or does it get run over by the originals?

Well, this movie is really fun and nice to watch. The plot is hard to follow, but what I pieced together is a cloning company is getting invaded by police. They save one of their creations number 5 (Dakota Fanning) and bring it on their mission to escape before police capture them. She is placed in the car with Holt (Jon Bernthal) and the driver (Clive Owen) and they go off with help from two armored cars full of soldiers.

After they drive away, police notice and it starts a chase. Eventually Holt becomes mean towards number 5 when she reveals her real name Lily. Holt snaps on her and the driver decides to leave the group. When Holt pulls a gun on him and counts down to him either stopping or being killed, the driver swerves and the bullet goes out the windshield and the driver gets the gun and kicks out Holt.

That is all I am going to give you because you need to watch this for yourself. It is only thirteen minutes long.

Now let’s talk about the actor’s performances. The Best Performance of the Short Film was Dakota Fanning as Number 5/Lily  even though with her few words we get so much character out of her. Lily/number 5 is a human clone who is very afraid and traumatized but really smart. Also what I liked is how they got Clive Owen back as the driver. The director did a great job with his cinematography and the way the movie came out with its effect were nice so overall a 5/5 for me.

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