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.
September 7, 2011
December 14, 2010
Violent, semi-spoofy action sequel is too dark for kids.
May 3, 2010
...for all its commotion, the movie never catches fire.
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.
April 9, 2005
December 11, 2004
Diverting for the 100 minutes it runs, but once they're up, it is instantly forgettable.
July 11, 2003
Sequels have reached an all-time low
July 6, 2003
Self-conscious sequel is a wipe-out.
February 13, 2003
January 9, 2003
Less a sequel than a really crappy remake!
July 5, 2002
The special effects vary from OK to lame to very lame.
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.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
As amusing as some of its notions may be, none are developed into sustained running jokes.
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.
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