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No Way Out

No Way Out

1987
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
1h 54m
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Avg Percentile 54.03% from 668 total ratings

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Rated 24 Jun 2012
74
59th
The 80's music really dates the flick which I suppose is good or bad depending on whether or not you're into 80's thrillers. The tension is actually very well done as the stakes, and gambles of the protagonist, gradually increase until the point of no return at the climax. In that respect, it's masterful. However the final twist at the end feels utterly shoe-horned in for no other reason that to ensure the audience will go "I didn't see that coming."
Rated 04 May 2014
75
60th
Solid 80s thriller. Just pretend that twist in the end never happened.
Rated 11 Jan 2011
60
32nd
Diverting but ultimately trivial. Despite an excellent performance from Will Patton, some criminally corny music, slow start, and Kevin Costner eating a bug off a windshield hurt it plenty.
Rated 22 Jan 2009
75
34th
Totally dated with a completely unmotivated twist ending, but still kinda fun.
Rated 24 Aug 2007
65
57th
It was better in the 80's.
Rated 16 Mar 2013
69
40th
Pretty good and well worked out suspense thriller, I enjoyed it. End twist was unnecessary but funny.
Rated 28 Aug 2014
42
16th
A man makes love to a woman in the back of a limousine. She has big hair.In the background a saxophone plays.Yes, it's 1987
Rated 16 Feb 2013
73
50th
Rather than "No Way Out", I'm calling this one "Blame the Other Guy" as the moral of this thriller seems to be no problem is so serious that it can't be resolved by just blaming someone else. And that's a valuable life lesson. From the holocaust to Watergate to Iran-Contra to Bush's presidency and beyond. All tragic events that could have been at least partially avoided if someone just had to the good sense to...blame the other guy. See, it works. I love thrillers with a message.
Rated 12 Nov 2017
40
12th
gene hackman'ın amatör oyuncu, yönetmen ve senaristlere böyle bir destekte bulunması gerçekten takdire şayan. gerilim olarak işlemek için elinden geleni yapıyor, saçma sapan başlayıp saçma sapan bitiyor ve arada da çok çabalayışının meyvesini izlenebilir hale birazcık ulaşarak alıyor. yalnız kevin costner'ın yıldız olduğu bir zamanlar olması bile çok ilginç değil mi ya?
Rated 31 Dec 2020
70
19th
Viewed December 28, 2020. Intriguing, but oddly structured thriller that lays a lot of unnecessary groundwork before it really gets moving. Costner's performance is fun.
Rated 23 Jun 2013
66
51st
Serviceable thriller with a terrible title and score.
Rated 14 Jan 2013
35
30th
Tidy thriller that packs a final twist. The end of the Cold War has reduced its impact quite a bit.
Rated 04 Dec 2008
44
61st
Polit-thriller der ganske interessant og godt opbygget. For en gangs skyld er Costner bare lidt god.
Rated 30 Oct 2018
72
47th
Lots of charming clunky 80s computers scenes: Zoom and enhance... standby for a few hours while enhancing completes... Shouldn't Fred Thompson have gotten involved at the end? The ending is dumb, it's easy to just mentally lop it off because it doesn't resolve anything that came before.
Rated 09 Mar 2020
85
58th
B+
Rated 19 Jan 2021
65
55th
Pretty flawed, with an anticlimactic ending. Considering my enjoyment of the thriller genre, I found it kinda fun though. It’s nice to have Hackman, although the script doesn’t carry its weight very well.
Rated 01 Nov 2012
2
39th
The central idea of the script is pretty ingenious and it plays out interestingly enough. Then, when the story is over, a silly 'twist' happens that robs the movie of its identity for the sake of cleverness.
Rated 04 Aug 2008
45
39th
Not a bad little thriller.
Rated 01 Feb 2008
55
30th
Hasn't aged well. And the title is so misleading...
Rated 20 Apr 2014
82
71st
81.500
Rated 25 Sep 2009
50
8th
If you like Costern this movie might be quite interesting otherwise pick something else...
Rated 06 Mar 2007
2
15th
What the fuck? Where did THAT twist come from?
Rated 17 Jun 2012
55
61st
Has a couple of nice moments, and surprisingly un-Cold Warrior, but ultimately mediocre.
Rated 02 Aug 2010
80
77th
Sean Young and Kevin Costner are both just larger than life in this movie. Costner's cocky "You're pretty impressed with me, aren't you" brought a sly grin on my face. I've been a Costner-fan ever since.
Rated 16 Feb 2012
62
17th
Underneath the eighties big hair, cheesy Jarre score and gratuitous sex is a pretty decent thriller. Hackman once again outclasses everyone around him.
Rated 02 Mar 2007
50
35th
Not bad.
Rated 20 Feb 2014
73
37th
This movie has a good script and the cast works well together. Sean Young does not get to do much in the movie, her role is a thankless one. Overall I would recommend this thriller.
Rated 30 Jan 2012
80
66th
79.500
Rated 15 Jul 2015
73
65th
Story is paced well. Tension builds perfectly and twists mount nicely. Costner was good casting for this. Avoids being cliche and has a cool ending
Rated 29 Dec 2011
58
23rd
In the beginning the movie is boring like hell and it really starts in half way there. I almost stopped watching till it turned interesting.
Rated 26 Nov 2022
65
55th
Larry David as the limo driver played exactly the same way. The score is so wrong, it's like watching an Italian horror movie from the 70's.
Rated 17 Aug 2023
50
9th
Really awful first 45 mins,with an annoying Young,very cringy moments between Costner and her and sub-par dialogues and no real chemistry.Once Young is off screen,the movie does settle a bit,but the script is still sad:to gain a modicum of suspense,the available tech is used absurdly inefficiently just to get a ticking time bomb surrogate (fully printing out a very unspecific database query?) At least the last twist somewhat covers why he didn't run out on the girl as soon as she started to talk
Rated 09 Feb 2015
60
36th
Eye rolling plot really. I liked the ending though, which I didn't see it coming even though I had first seen the film in 1987.
Rated 15 May 2023
45
30th
I finally understand a Hot Shots reference that I didn't know I needed to understand. So many missteps sink what is actually an effective thriller. The worst offenders are the score, the tech nonsense, the final showdown in Brice's office, and the unnecessary final twist that slaps the rest of the movie in the face. This may have worked in 1987, but it simply doesn't hold up.

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