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Escape from New York Reviews

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November 3, 2005
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 | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2004
Reagen-era horseshit.
| Original Score: 0/5
August 30, 2004
It's a toughly told, very tall tale, one of the best escape (and escapist) movies of the season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 2, 2004
Vicious scenes are often juxtaposed with comic sequences in a tap dance of contrasting tones that is both bizarre and grandly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
February 8, 2004
You can't think too much about any of the details of the story because it is, after all, a comic-book adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 31, 2004
Escape from New York moves swiftly and succeeds as taut drama.
December 23, 2003
Russell's iconic character is so enjoyable to watch that it's a shame his only other screen appearance was in the dim-witted sequel Escape from L.A.
| Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2003
The oppressive power of Carpenter's Scope framing is matched only by his ability to speak to contemporary affairs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 9, 2003
Though it's not the best movie to emerge from the Carpenter/Russell partnership (that remains The Thing), it's an awfully close second.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 19, 2003
I love this movie, yet I'm not sure if I respect it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 1, 2003
John Carpenter imaginatively [sketches his] high concept premise in this cult classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2003
Great B-movie fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 16, 2003
[Russell] channels Eastwood with a low, gruff voice and snide offhand remarks ... Snake Plissken is the kind of hero you can get behind
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2003
Kurt Russell creates the most unforgettable role of his career: the criminal/hero Snake Plissken.
December 30, 2002
John Carpenter's apocalyptic thriller has aged remarkably well; its vision of Manhattan as a giant maximum security prison anticipates better-known dystopias like Blade Runner and Brazil.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2002
This isn't a brazenly colourful futuristic landscape but a grimy portrait of a city not far from the down-and-dirty real New York of the late '70s and early '80s.
Read More | Original Score: 71/100
August 4, 2002
Gloriously cheesy post-apocalyptic fun with Kurt Russell at his grizzled best.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2001
I remember it being a lot better than it actually is. So if you have fond memories of a long-ago viewing of EFNY, I'd suggest not ruining them by revisiting the film again.
January 1, 2000
When the final credits roll, you can be forgiven a vague sense of dissatisfaction, because the creativity that went into formulating the premise was never extended to the script writing stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Overall the effects and sets are quite realistic and director Carpenter keeps the whole stew boiling to make a rather enjoyable dinner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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