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Escape Plan Reviews

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Top Critic
Isaac Chotiner
The New Republic
October 17, 2013
Don't expect this film to restart any careers; if anything, it will remind people why a couple of prominent ones ended.
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
October 17, 2013
If this were twenty years ago, Escape Plan would be pretty awesome. Oh wait, no it wouldn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Viner
Daily Mail [UK]
October 17, 2013
It's preposterous, but that is not to say there aren't things to admire - and Stallone is never less than watchable, if frequently less than intelligible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Serba
MLive.com
October 18, 2013
Stallone and Schwarzenegger are a couple of likeable old galoots, but they don't have much chemistry here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Baldwin
We Got This Covered
October 18, 2013
Escape Plan is an action film with no edge, no real thrills and no reason to exist. Skip it, unless you are a diehard Schwarzenegger fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
October 20, 2013
"One man was left to rot for three days" says Schwarzenegger of the brutal regime's treatment of a prisoner. The result, you think, would look something like Stallone.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
October 17, 2013
A dumb, sloppy thriller that probably would have been a disappointment even in 1988.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
October 16, 2013
Vintage Sly and Ahhnuld-styled actioner. Not great, but for what it is, not bad either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Devin Faraci
Birth.Movies.Death.
October 18, 2013
Escape Plan is entertaining enough to keep it from being 'bad,' but there's so little different or interesting or truly engaging that it's not very good either.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 18, 2013
The arrival of former football star Vinnie Jones as panto henchman Lester Clark offers Escape Plan its single source of tension. And only if you bet which muscleman will predictably give Hollywood's most unlikely imposter the biggest kicking of his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
October 17, 2013
Most of the time, it veers between dumb (the entire concept) to dumber: Breslin says, "I didn't see that coming," and members of the audience called out, "We did!"
Full Review | Original Score: C
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 18, 2013
No geezer jokes for Rambo and the Terminator in this one.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
October 17, 2013
Even if this heavyweight clash had come 30 years earlier, it'd still be a stinker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
October 24, 2013
'Escape Plan' may finally unite Schwarzenegger and Stallone in co-starring roles, but it hardly seems like this is the story that makes the wait worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
October 18, 2013
As intriguing as it is to see Stallone and Schwarzenegger together, it fails to measure up to the better films in the genre, offering only moments of fun here and there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Grierson
Deadspin
October 18, 2013
You watch "Escape Plan" because it's fun to see Stallone and Schwarzenegger palling around. Not fun enough, though.
John Hazelton
Screen International
October 16, 2013
Escape Plan has its moments of retro fun but mostly lumbers along making limited use of its marquee names.
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
October 15, 2013
These two enormously watchable old-school heroes deserve better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
October 17, 2013
Even before Escape Plan arrives at this historic first meeting between Rambo and the Terminator, Jason Keller's and Miles Chapman's deficient screenplay has already stretched the boundaries of common sense to extremes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
October 16, 2013
They just don't make 'em like this anymore, and it's a good thing, too.
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