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John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Escape from L.A. finds Carpenter in a playful mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
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
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 24, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Mckay
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
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 24, 2002
Enjoyable in a playful way
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Dark, percussive and perversely fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
A significant improvement over the first Snake Plisskin adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
A poetic pulp movie made with joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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

E! Online
January 1, 2000
In his return as Snake Plisskin, Russell has an obvious ball.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Viciously funny.
| Original Score: 3/5
Madeleine Williams
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
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
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.
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