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Escape From Alcatraz Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 17, 2015
Eastwood is working with director Don Siegel for the fifth and final time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media
April 15, 2015
Quiet, tense prison break drama has violence, profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 1, 2010
One of the better prison break films.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Fernando F. Croce
November 13, 2009
Siegel stages it all like a collection of haikus, all grilled corners and hard camera pans, not a single wasted frame
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 18, 2009
Escape from Alcatraz was the last of five films that Don Siegel directed with Clint Eastwood, and it's the end of an impeccable track record.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Escape from Alcatraz is relentless in establishing a mood and pace of unrelieved tension.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
It's an austere depiction of the tedious routines of prison life, and of the courage and strength of spirit needed in coping with unpleasant warders, tough fellow-inmates, and a life sentence.
Scott Weinberg
April 17, 2005
Eastwood adds a lot of grit to this entertaining prison flick.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It's one of those very difficult exercises in which large emotions, like the compulsion to be free, are reflected in minute actions, like the chipping away at stone with a pocket nail clipper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
September 21, 2004
Eastwood and McGoohan make this work.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 12, 2004
Classy and intriguing.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 27, 2004
Escape from Alcatraz is an above average prison break flick.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
What Mr. Siegel has made is fiction, a first-rate action movie that is about the need and the decision to take action, as well as the action itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 23, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 12, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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