Invoking Peckinpah and J. Pakula, “Beyond the Reach” carries out a fabulously risible defeat of a villain (a slingshot, really?), as well as the most ridiculous escape from a prison ever (anybody heard a helicopter?).
Corporate America moves all the jobs to China, therefore it's the ultimate maniacal villain (embodied in Michael Douglas) against the ordinary US working class citizen (who've lost his girlfirend because he cannot afford university in another town). Yep, that's pretty much it.