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Escape from New York Reviews

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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
November 4, 2008
viewing the film today is akin to having one's sense of youthful nostalgia violated. ...the terrible dialogue, patchy pacing and silly costumes, so easily overlooked during one's wild-eyed teen years, now seem so much more obvious and distracting.
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.
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
September 11, 2006
Com exceção de seu interessante anti-herói, é um filme medíocre: pouco imaginativo, com cenas de ação frouxas e uma trilha amadora (marca registrada de Carpenter), é um daqueles exemplos de longas que se tornam cult sabe-se lá por quê.
| Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
November 22, 2004
Reagen-era horseshit.
| Original Score: 0/5
June 5, 2007
It's a rare film that has so many ideas and yet fails so consistently to make use of them.
April 17, 2015
The genius of John Carpenter includes his subtlety in composition. The man has always known that the best special effects are invisible and never detract from the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Cult classic that earns its status.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 14, 2011
Has a surprisingly measured pace, its set pieces choreographed with a deliberateness at odds with the frantic nature of Snake's quest.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
January 25, 2017
Power corrupts. Truth is the antidote. And if the masters of the universe don't like that, it only takes one nasty bastard in the right place at the right time to correct them. The eyepatch is optional.
January 2, 2016
A marriage of character, actor, and writer/director of the first order.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 30, 2007
Its influence cannot be understated.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 14, 2010
Extremely dark '80s sci-fi classic is too intense for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 30, 2007
This almost forgotten film reveals a near-visionary workmanship, a low-budget film heavy on atmosphere and playful of character.
June 17, 2015
A one of a kind apocalyptic epic that has yet to be rivaled in action and storytelling quality.
June 5, 2007
A solidly satisfying actioner.
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