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Escape from New York Reviews

July 23, 2013
The movie proudly wears its affection for crusty Sergio Leone archetypes and countdown-clock suspense sequences; Carpenter was Tarantino long before Tarantino was.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 5, 2007
It's a rare film that has so many ideas and yet fails so consistently to make use of them.
June 5, 2007
A solidly satisfying actioner.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
The plot gradually winds down into predictable though highly enoyable histrionics.
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
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