Directed by John Erick Dowdle, the film features Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, and Pierce Brosnan in lead roles.
Owen Wilson (Jack Dwyer) plays the role of a doting father of two girls who shifts to Southeast Asia to begin a new career with an American firm. By the time, the family flies to the destination, a massive chaos erupts after a rebellious group assassinates the Prime Minister of the country.
As Jack lands in Southeast Asia with his wife Annie (Lake Bell) and two daughters Lucy (Sterling Jerins) and Beeze (Claire Geare), he is dropped in a hotel by his Kenny.
On reaching the hotel, Jack finds that the television and telephone lines are cut and he comes to know that the lines are down all over the city after being informed by the hotel staff. Jack makes friends with Hammond, with whom he has a drink with.
The next morning, Jack gets strangled in between the rebel group and the local police force and manages to flee to the hotel. On his way back, he is shocked by the dead bodies of police personnel and foreign nationals that are lying around.
Jack hurries to the hotel and tries to save his family. Meanwhile, the rebel group enters the hotel and start killing the hotel staff and the guests.
Jack understands that the rebel group is against the foreign nationals and tourists. He manages to escape the chaos and reach the hotel’s roof, where most of the hotel's foreigners have gathered and blockaded the door. Soon, a rebel’s helicopter arrives around the hotel roof and they begin shooting down everyone on the roof.
Jack’s family escapes the chaos after a huge scuffle and reaches a shrine but are being followed by the rebels. Though, the family tries to hide in a safe place they are continuously chased by the rebels.
The rest of the screenplay narrates whether the family survived the atrocities of the rebel group which was keen on hunting down foreigners.
Though the plot seems to be inventive, the screenplay lacks interesting twists and the narration is flat without any edge of the seat situations. The screenplay fails to clarify what exactly is the issue which has led to so much violence and curfew in the unnamed country and the nature of grievance has not been justified or explained.
The stunt sequences and the escape plans are remarkable and the artists have done justice to their roles.
The picturization of the movie is realistic but the emotive scenes are ruined by splashing blood, noisy gun shots and unbearable violence.