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The Escapist (2001)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 2001 Wide

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Scottish filmmaker Gillies MacKinnon directs the revenge thriller The Escapist. Escaped convict Ricky Barnes (Andy Serkis, Gollom in the Lord of the Rings trilogy) breaks into the house of commercial pilot Denis (Jonny Lee Miller) and kills his pregnant wife, Valerie (Paloma Baeza). The baby survives but Denis is too distraught to care for it, so relative Christine (Jodhi May) steps in to take over the parenting duties. Denis then stages an elaborate plan of revenge by faking his own death and

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Jan 17, 2006

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The whole thing's about as believable as an episode of 24 or Prison Break, but that's undoubtedly part of its charm...

January 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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As a simple yet satisfying pulp-crime story from across the pond, The Escapist is quite a lot more entertaining than you'd logically expect.

January 1, 2006 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
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While it could have been shorter, this was more enjoyable than one might think. Andy Serkis plays a beliavable villian, and JLM is actually a good lead actor. Why the guy doesn't get more main roles instead of Mark Whalberg and his clones is beyond me.
October 13, 2007
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Better than you might expect from the cheesey box art.
February 11, 2007
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