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67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

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Escape from New York Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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The movie proudly wears its affection for crusty Sergio Leone archetypes and countdown-clock suspense sequences; Carpenter was Tarantino long before Tarantino was.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 5/5

July 23, 2013
Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine

Most of the images are elaborate confections of urban blight, etched against a nearly unlit soundstage, and the sound mix, until the finale, is rarely louder than Snake's elbow busting out an old windowpane.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 17, 2013
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Has a surprisingly measured pace, its set pieces choreographed with a deliberateness at odds with the frantic nature of Snake's quest.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B+

April 14, 2011
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Extremely dark '80s sci-fi classic is too intense for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

September 14, 2010
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

an enthralling, if sometimes inadvertently cheesy adventure yarn, an intriguing window into the fears and anxieties of the early Reagan years, and a film-lover's cavalcade of genre mash-up

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

August 11, 2010
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

New York is the ghost town and Van Cleef the corrupt sheriff in Escape from New York's thinly disguised postmodern Western, with ex-soldier Russell as the anti-establishment hero who won't cotton to anyone's code but his own. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

August 11, 2010
Rob Gonsalves

Its influence cannot be understated.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

July 30, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This almost forgotten film reveals a near-visionary workmanship, a low-budget film heavy on atmosphere and playful of character.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

June 30, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A generally gripping actioner, the film can also be read as a percipient satire of a society irreparably split along lines of class and race.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

June 5, 2007
Variety Staff
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A solidly satisfying actioner.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 5, 2007

Time Out
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The plot gradually winds down into predictable though highly enoyable histrionics.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

Boasting one of the most iconic characters ever in Plissken, and an effective sci-fi set-up, this is entertainment of the highest order.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

November 3, 2005
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

| Original Score: 3/5

July 22, 2005
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 3/5

June 26, 2005
Rob Blackwelder

| Original Score: 4/5

May 11, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 3/5

April 21, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

February 14, 2005
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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It's a toughly told, very tall tale, one of the best escape (and escapist) movies of the season.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 30, 2004
Dan Jardine

Vicious scenes are often juxtaposed with comic sequences in a tap dance of contrasting tones that is both bizarre and grandly entertaining.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 79/100

July 2, 2004
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

| Original Score: 4/5

April 11, 2004
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