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John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. Reviews

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January 1, 2000
A significant improvement over the first Snake Plisskin adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A poetic pulp movie made with joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of movie Independence Day could have been if it hadn't played it safe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Tries but fails to be an action-hero flick or even a parody of one.
January 1, 2000
In his return as Snake Plisskin, Russell has an obvious ball.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
Viciously funny.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Don't expect to be dazzled or surprised by Escape From L.A. ...but you should have a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Not exactly the movie that would rescue John Carpenter's sagging career, but it makes for an entertaining Saturday matinee show nonetheless.
January 1, 2000
John Carpenter's vision of a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles is a go-for-broke action extravaganza that satirizes the genre at the same time it's exploiting it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Loud, rollicking, alternately ultra-violent and hilarious, Escape from L.A. is Snake redux, and what more do you need, really?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
A hilariously unstable film and the latest apocalyptic vision to work on our nerves like a torturer extracting a confession -- or a dentist extracting a tooth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Carpenter's best work in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Intermittently clever ideas are rarely executed to full effect, but the film moves reasonably well on its way to surround-sound pyrotechnics amid a climactic aerial attack.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Although the script, written by Carpenter, Russell and Debra Hill, strains to keep tongue embedded in cheek, too often it reads exactly like the kind of violent, idiotic action pictures it seeks to mock.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
This is the pinnacle of sardonic, stupid fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A tiresome exercise in pyrotechnics and cheap blue screen effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 6, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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