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Escape From Tomorrow Reviews

November 14, 2013
Definitely a great stunt, but you spend the film thinking how much more the "Jackass"/"Bad Grandpa" crew could have done with a premise like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 31, 2013
It feels much like a theme park itself -- really exciting at first, but then your senses are dulled, and eventually you just want to go.
October 25, 2013
Suggests an R-rated Twilight Zone episode with a twist of Fellini-lite, in a trite film school kind of way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 24, 2013
It's really just a middling fantasy about a middle-aged dad having a meltdown during a family vacation to the Magic Kingdom, with a few scattered sci-fi and horror elements thrown in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 14, 2013
The effects-heavy movie flies off into exotic yet inconsequential science-fiction visions; Moore's view of the macabre in the banal is a tepid successor to David Lynch's.
Top Critic
October 11, 2013
[A] creepy, inventive, nearly successful little movie ...
October 11, 2013
An act of cultural vandalism, the feature film equivalent of drawing genitals on cute storybook animals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2013
A borderline-experimental miasma of sexual neuroses, macho angst, regressive frenzy, and fevered paranoia.
October 11, 2013
"Escape From Tomorrow" delights in randomness, stumbling down one rabbit hole after another. Nothing really builds, from one scene to the next; it's like doing a Sudoku puzzle in disappearing ink.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 10, 2013
Is this satire or parasitism?
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 10, 2013
Writer-director Randy Moore channels everything from "The Shining" to David Lynch's "Eraserhead" to depict a family's gradual disintegration in what is supposed to be the happiest place on Earth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2013
None of it is as scary or as funny as it should be, and what starts out as a sly thumb in the eye of corporate power ends up as a muddled and amateurish homage to David Lynch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 10, 2013
Are the fantasies of a dirty middle-age man, drooling over underage girls in short shorts and grown women dressed as cartoon characters, really something to aspire to?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 10, 2013
As a movie, "Escape From Tomorrow" is at best pretty good, but the way it was made makes it something unique, possibly memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2013
Aside from the outlaw aspects of the filming, it's never quite as interesting as you want it to be. But who knew that the Happiest Place on Earth could be so convincingly cast as a shadowy fever dream?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 10, 2013
A cult classic in the making, if I've ever seen one.
Top Critic
October 10, 2013
Escape From Tomorrow soon turns into an endless loop of Expressionist symbolism, scoring its blunt points over and over until at last it limps off the screen, trailing suggestions of a reboot with altered players.
October 10, 2013
Moore's sometimes surreal, sometimes sophomoric, black comic phantasmagoria, makes for a bumpy theme park ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 10, 2013
Moore shows promising ingenuity in shooting parts of the movie covertly, within the notoriously restrictive Disney World resort. But his script never takes the same sort of risk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 10, 2013
Basically, the whole thing can be summed up as an epic midlife crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2013
"Escape from Tomorrow" is a much better idea than movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
October 10, 2013
A sporadically amusing farce with a great gimmick.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 10, 2013
First-time director Randy Moore achieves stunningly beautiful compositions made all the more impressive by the difficult circumstances of the shooting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 8, 2013
A one-of-a-kind piece of subversive surrealism filmed clandestinely at Disney World is far too haphazard, but offers images that will long stick in the mind.
October 8, 2013
A sneakily subversive exercise in low-budget surrealism and anti-corporate satire.
October 8, 2013
What we're left with are a bunch of unseasoned performers and a first-time filmmaker clearly out of his depth ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 8, 2013
Moore lacks the off-kilter psychological nuances of Lynch, as well as the go-for-broke storytelling skills and visual Úlan. It doesn't help that the cast is largely competent at best.
October 7, 2013
A labyrinthine descent into the grotesque extremes of a Disneyfied society, "Escape From Tomorrow" is surreal for many reasons and wholly original because of them.
September 23, 2013
Randall Moore's film feels, quite frankly, like a Disney-fied version of a David Lynch film, exposing the underbelly of an American institution without offering any sort of real critique and featuring characters too unlikeable to care about.
January 30, 2013
A remarkable piece of filmmaking
Full Review | Original Score: A-