Escape from New York Reviews

November 19, 2018
1997 is the year in which the film's events are set, but far from being a bright, progressive future, it is a hyperbolic deterioration of 1981's here and now
October 25, 2018
The film plays its social satire broad but strings it along a rail of self-awareness.
July 10, 2017
It has got an intriguing premise, an effective cast, and it has been expertly mounted.
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.
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.
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.