Escape Plan (2013)

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Critic Consensus: As much fun as it is to see Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up onscreen, Escape Plan fails to offer much more than a pale imitation of 1980s popcorn thrills.


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One of the world's foremost authorities on structural security agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called "The Tomb." Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built. ESCAPE PLAN is the first pairing of action legends Sylvester Stallone and Arnold … More

Rating: R (for violence and language throughout)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Jason Keller, Miles Chapman, Arnell Jesko
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 4, 2014
Box Office: $25.1M
Runtime:
Summit Entertainment - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Escape Plan

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (23)

Hafstrom tries to pretend his stars are about 40 and, for the most part, it works.

Full Review… | October 21, 2013
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Top Critic

Ah-nald hasn't been this much fun in decades.

Full Review… | May 5, 2015
Metro

Diverting but ultimately disappointing, considering how often the prison genre has produced movies of nail-biting tension or irresistible campiness.

Full Review… | January 24, 2014
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

And so, as was inevitable, Stallone and Schwarznegger are together again and starring in their trademark (putatively) action flick

Full Review… | November 3, 2013
Killer Movie Reviews

This is all completely ridiculous and sensationally entertaining.

Full Review… | October 31, 2013
Film School Rejects

...a disappointing yet sporadically engrossing throwback to the violent actioners of the '80s and '90s.

Full Review… | October 31, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Escape Plan

The Tomb becomes a place of interest in Mikael Hafstrom's Escape Plan.Spending most of its 110 minute run time in a prison, the film takes advantage of an intriguing story to keep the momentum going. The game of cat and mouse that takes place for most of the film, but unfortunately not all, is what makes Escape Plan as good as it is. It is the final act where, despite a solid plot twist, things turn into a run of the mill action piece.When it comes to the violence and action, there isn't a much to be cringe-worthy about. Sure, bullets do fly; however, the strong language contributes just as much to the R-rating.It's hard to be disappointed with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger heading the picture; and there isn't much to be disappointed about because they deliver as expected. Both are locked up by a warden to despise, played by Jim Caviezel. Sam Neill should be disappointed with the character he is given.Escape Plan starts off with its own identity. It just doesn't finish with one.

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JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

½

2 3/4's--Putting Sly, and Arnold, together in a film is ALWAYS a good idea, in my book. However, not in this film. It was way too long, and loses steam in the second half. The dialogue was almost laughable. Plus, it didn't help when Arnold just went commando towards the end. Shame, as this could have been really good had they put a little more effort into it.

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

The only lockdown escaped from herein is the obscurity given aging actors by the youth addicted society we inhabit. To that cause these crafty dinosaurs punch and grunt mightily to remind us of who they once were in the celebrity scheme of things, to curmudgeon-y effect, sorta like ol'grand-dad insisting he be allowed to try to open the stuck lid on a jar of mayo. You'll find yourself smiling despite yourself. They'll need to do better than this for a full return but you can't fault the effort made.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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