Escape from New York Reviews

October 4, 2019
Everything is sluggishly directed by Carpenter, which is odd for a master of the horror genre.
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.
June 5, 2007
It's a rare film that has so many ideas and yet fails so consistently to make use of them.
September 11, 2006
Com exceo de seu interessante anti-heri, um filme medocre: pouco imaginativo, com cenas de ao frouxas e uma trilha amadora (marca registrada de Carpenter), um daqueles exemplos de longas que se tornam cult sabe-se l por qu.
September 2, 2005
November 22, 2004
Reagen-era horseshit.
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.
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.