Peter or Adib (Alexander Siddig) is a Syrian escapee living in Canada for the last 20 years. He has a wife (Bonnie Lee Bouman) two daughters, Laya and Muna (Jay Anstey), a hidden past, and a nice inlaid olive wood box where he keeps old photos. His daughter Muna is a photographer in Europe. While there she decides to slip off into Syrian where she goes missing. Dad goes to rescue her.
Yes, this is another dad looking for daughter film. Keep the expectations low because Alexander Siddig is no Liam Neeson, and Syria is not France. Adib knows how to bribe his way through the corrupt system. His past is a mystery and a problem for him. He is aided by Fatima (Marisa Tomei), a woman he was engaged to when he left Syria and never looked back. Joshua Jackson adds some minor plot twists as a Canadian embassy diplomat.
The film has some action scenes, but they are brief. No roof top jumping, no extensive car chases, no torturing people for information. There is some killing and blood splatter. The picture gives us a glimpse of the corrupt Syrian government at a time when it is vogue to hate Syria. It is not a bad film, but it is not memorable either. My recommendation: rental.
Parental Guidance: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.