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John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. Reviews

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November 28, 2017
Had this film come out 14 years ago, it would probably still be a late-night video treat, rather than looking a mite tired.
December 14, 2010
Violent, semi-spoofy action sequel is too dark for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2010
...for all its commotion, the movie never catches fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 30, 2007
Escape from L.A. finds Carpenter in a playful mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2007
In a summer filled with giant duds like Independence Day or The Rock or Chain Reaction, this is the best testosterone action flick of the season.
January 23, 2006
A dreadful belated sequel to the entertaining Escape From New York. Perfectly epitomizes how Carpenter's skills have eroded since his late '70s, early '80s heyday.
| Original Score: 2/10
December 11, 2004
Diverting for the 100 minutes it runs, but once they're up, it is instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2004
A deliciously campy send-up of everything we love to hate about the Left Coast and the entertainment biz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2003
Sequels have reached an all-time low
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 6, 2003
Self-conscious sequel is a wipe-out.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 16, 2003
I don't think most people gave ESCAPE FROM L.A. enough credit when it first came out ... Every bit as cheesy as I remember - but also a lot more fun!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2003
Less a sequel than a really crappy remake!
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 24, 2002
Enjoyable in a playful way
July 5, 2002
The special effects vary from OK to lame to very lame.
June 18, 2002
Dark, percussive and perversely fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2002
That noise you hear isn't an explosion; it's the sound of a great science fiction opportunity, being blown sky-high.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 12, 2002
Escape from L.A. is too preposterous to be a good film. But in keeping with its title, it does provide a couple of hours of entertaining escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 6, 2001
Like Texasville, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, King Kong Lives and The Evening Star, Escape From L.A. stands tall as a shining beacon of Bad Moviedom.
November 2, 2001
Here and there a moments of wit shines through ... but for the most part the formulaic, auto-pilot nature of the enteprise leaves one wishing Carpenter and Russell had said 'never again' after Escape from New York.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 14, 2001
Buscemi, Fonda, Robertson, Grier and many others get to make vivid impressions, but of course it's Russell who must carry this swiftly paced picture. As rugged as ever and attractively weathered, he does so with ease.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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