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Escape from L.A. Reviews

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Violent, semi-spoofy action sequel is too dark for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 14, 2010
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...for all its commotion, the movie never catches fire.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

May 3, 2010
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Escape from L.A. finds Carpenter in a playful mood.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 30, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

In a summer filled with giant duds like Independence Day or The Rock or Chain Reaction, this is the best testosterone action flick of the season.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

June 23, 2007
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A dreadful belated sequel to the entertaining Escape From New York. Perfectly epitomizes how Carpenter's skills have eroded since his late '70s, early '80s heyday.

| Original Score: 2/10

January 23, 2006
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Diverting for the 100 minutes it runs, but once they're up, it is instantly forgettable.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 11, 2004
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

A deliciously campy send-up of everything we love to hate about the Left Coast and the entertainment biz.

Full Review Source: Low IQ Canadian | Original Score: 3/4

May 3, 2004
Clint Morris
Film Threat

Sequels have reached an all-time low

| Original Score: 2/5

July 11, 2003
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Self-conscious sequel is a wipe-out.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 6, 2003
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

I don't think most people gave ESCAPE FROM L.A. enough credit when it first came out ... Every bit as cheesy as I remember - but also a lot more fun!

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

April 16, 2003
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Less a sequel than a really crappy remake!

| Original Score: 1/5

January 9, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Enjoyable in a playful way

Full Review Source: Washington Post

October 24, 2002
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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The special effects vary from OK to lame to very lame.

July 5, 2002
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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Dark, percussive and perversely fun.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2002
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

That noise you hear isn't an explosion; it's the sound of a great science fiction opportunity, being blown sky-high.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 10, 2002
Christopher Harris
Globe and Mail
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Escape from L.A. is too preposterous to be a good film. But in keeping with its title, it does provide a couple of hours of entertaining escapism.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 12, 2002
Edward Margulies
Movieline

Like Texasville, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, King Kong Lives and The Evening Star, Escape From L.A. stands tall as a shining beacon of Bad Moviedom.

Full Review Source: Movieline

November 6, 2001
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

Here and there a moments of wit shines through ... but for the most part the formulaic, auto-pilot nature of the enteprise leaves one wishing Carpenter and Russell had said 'never again' after Escape from New York.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 2/5

November 2, 2001
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Buscemi, Fonda, Robertson, Grier and many others get to make vivid impressions, but of course it's Russell who must carry this swiftly paced picture. As rugged as ever and attractively weathered, he does so with ease.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 14, 2001

E! Online

In his return as Snake Plisskin, Russell has an obvious ball.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: B

January 1, 2000
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