Escape Plan - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Escape Plan Reviews

Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 21, 2013
Hafstrom tries to pretend his stars are about 40 and, for the most part, it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
October 18, 2013
Escape Plan is the newest vehicle for aging action stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger and, in this case, it's a lemon or possibly an Edsel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
October 18, 2013
Try not to think too hard about it, and Escape Plan is stupid, stupid fun.
Top Critic
Steven Boone
RogerEbert.com
October 18, 2013
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are relentlessly likeable, even when serving up plot and dialogue that would have been trampled on the writer's room floor of "Knight Rider" circa 1985.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 18, 2013
Schwarzenegger misses no opportunity to be hilarious. How many actors can make you chuckle even when they're being waterboarded?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
October 18, 2013
As Hollywood vehicles for aging action stars go, it's at least serviceable. Of course it's ridiculous, but what else would you expect?
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 18, 2013
A mildly amusing, if ultimately pointless prison-break thriller from Mikael Håfström.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
October 17, 2013
Escape Plan is set in an ultra-modern prison, but it's fossilized entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
October 17, 2013
All in all, "Escape Plan" does what it sets out to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
October 17, 2013
What do aging action stars do in their retirement? Nothing. Because they never retire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 17, 2013
It's not a movie about two old guys who come back, but a straight-ahead action movie meant to be taken on its own terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2013
"Escape Plan" is mostly a gray, thudding metal machine of throwback exploitation, but the goateed, goofy Ah-nold is so happy to be in the thick of an old-school bruiser again that he makes it feel like the dumb-fun flashback party it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 17, 2013
"Escape Plan" doesn't aim high, but it delivers, providing the brute force entertainment values we expect from B movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Scott Bowles
USA Today
October 17, 2013
Schwarzenegger seems to be the only one here who correctly takes the film as a lark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
October 17, 2013
While it's fun to remember '80s popcorn-movie thrills, fully recapturing those thrills might be impossible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Laremy Legel
Film.com
October 17, 2013
Finally, a Stallone / Schwarzenegger film that isn't completely beneath them.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
Top Critic
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 17, 2013
Just don't get your hopes up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
October 17, 2013
While predictable and silly, "Escape Plan" is by far the most enjoyable Stallone film in years - it's pure, dopey escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Top Critic
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
October 17, 2013
This latest pairing of the two aging macho superstars actually has a functioning intelligence. And a sense of humor. Oh, and don't worry. Its violence quotient is everything fans of muscle-bound cinema could ask for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Andrew Barker
Variety
October 16, 2013
Mercifully free of tongue-in-cheek meta-humor, "Escape Plan" is a likably lunkheaded meat-and-potatoes brawler that never pretends to be more sophisticated than it is ...
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.
Top Critic
Todd Gilchrist
TheWrap
October 16, 2013
for two guys who have both fought their way out of tougher, stupider, higher-concept ideas than this one, and looked better while doing it, "Escape Plan" suggests they may be trapped more by the past than any sort of tangible prison.
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
October 15, 2013
These two enormously watchable old-school heroes deserve better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5