Escape Plan Reviews

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October 21, 2013
Hafstrom tries to pretend his stars are about 40 and, for the most part, it works.
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.
October 18, 2013
Stallone spoils the dumb-fun mood. He wears the stoical gaze of someone who knows he's being buried alive.
October 18, 2013
Try not to think too hard about it, and Escape Plan is stupid, stupid fun.
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.
October 18, 2013
Schwarzenegger misses no opportunity to be hilarious. How many actors can make you chuckle even when they're being waterboarded?
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?
October 18, 2013
A mildly amusing, if ultimately pointless prison-break thriller from Mikael Håfström.
October 17, 2013
Escape Plan is set in an ultra-modern prison, but it's fossilized entertainment.
October 17, 2013
All in all, "Escape Plan" does what it sets out to do.
October 17, 2013
What do aging action stars do in their retirement? Nothing. Because they never retire.
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.
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.
October 17, 2013
Schwarzenegger seems to be the only one here who correctly takes the film as a lark.
October 17, 2013
While it's fun to remember '80s popcorn-movie thrills, fully recapturing those thrills might be impossible.
October 17, 2013
Finally, a Stallone / Schwarzenegger film that isn't completely beneath them.
October 17, 2013
Decidedly grey pulp, never quite distinctive enough to merit anything more than a tardy, generally unmemorable DVD viewing.
October 17, 2013
Just don't get your hopes up.
October 17, 2013
Even if this heavyweight clash had come 30 years earlier, it'd still be a stinker.
October 17, 2013
It's silly and sleazy but not completely without imaginative energy ...
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