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John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. Reviews

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July 11, 2003
Sequels have reached an all-time low
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 14, 2010
Violent, semi-spoofy action sequel is too dark for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 3, 2010
...for all its commotion, the movie never catches fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 1, 2000
As amusing as some of its notions may be, none are developed into sustained running jokes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
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
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
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
July 6, 2003
Self-conscious sequel is a wipe-out.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 9, 2003
Less a sequel than a really crappy remake!
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Tries but fails to be an action-hero flick or even a parody of one.
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
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.
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
July 5, 2002
The special effects vary from OK to lame to very lame.
January 1, 2000
A tiresome exercise in pyrotechnics and cheap blue screen effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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
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