Escape from Mogadishu

Escape from Mogadishu

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Members of both the North Korean and South Korean embassies join together to escape the chaos of 1991 Mogadishu in this thriller. More

It is 1991, Mogadishu, capital city and most populous city of Somalia was torn by civil war. The personnel and the families of the South Korean embassy, isolated with no communication were enduring hail of bullets and shells. Then one night, personnel from the North Korean embassy knocked on the door asking for help. People of both embassies have one goal, to escape from Mogadishu.

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2021Rating: MA15+, Strong violence121 minsSouth Korea
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Escape from Mogadishu | Reviews

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Those seeking a meticulously choreographed and strikingly shot action thriller will find little to complain about.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

On its own terms, Escape From Mogadishu makes for an engrossing, nail-biting Korean history lesson.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The fact the action is never without strong emotion makes it quite irresistible. The film ought to have a seat belt warning.

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Time Out

Time Out

(It's) great: a different kind of apocalyptic Korean spectacular to Train to Busan but equally worth the ride...

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South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Despite thrills and a heart-stopping climax, the film lacks significant commentary on anything unfolding on screen...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A fraught action-adventure thriller... that leaves a bitter aftertaste.

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The Australian

The Australian

This beautiful film is, in every way, a memorable experience.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A vivid reminder of how political thrillers can provide nail-biting entertainment while still navigating complicated narrative terrain.

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Variety

Variety

Propulsive and intelligently written...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A giddy chase scene almost singlehandedly rescues Escape from Mogadishu an otherwise unmoving South Korean political thriller.

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