John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. Reviews

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July 30, 2007
Escape from L.A. finds Carpenter in a playful mood.
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.
May 3, 2004
A deliciously campy send-up of everything we love to hate about the Left Coast and the entertainment biz.
January 6, 2004
October 10, 2003
July 24, 2003
May 20, 2003
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!
March 16, 2003
October 24, 2002
Enjoyable in a playful way
October 17, 2002
June 18, 2002
Dark, percussive and perversely fun.
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.
January 1, 2000
A significant improvement over the first Snake Plisskin adventure.
January 1, 2000
A poetic pulp movie made with joy.
January 1, 2000
Loud, rollicking, alternately ultra-violent and hilarious, Escape from L.A. is Snake redux, and what more do you need, really?
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.
January 1, 2000
In his return as Snake Plisskin, Russell has an obvious ball.
January 1, 2000
Don't expect to be dazzled or surprised by Escape From L.A. ...but you should have a good time.
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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