Based on the 1983 breakout of 38 Irish Republican Army inmates from Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, Maze is an objective and historically sound screen adaptation. Writer-director Stephen Burke gets so lost in his attempts to recreate history, though, that his depictions of the characters never go below the surface. The film centers on the relationships between the inmates and the wardens—specifically Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Gordon (Barry Ward)—and how they use each other to gain leverage, but there’s little sense of character development or motivation past that point. What Maze gains in its depiction of history, it loses in emotional strength. The audience is not given much reason to care about anyone from either side, and the buildup to the breakout is drawn out so long that the climax barely hits the mark by the time it gets there.