Escape from New York
When it gets worse, things may be worse. New York has become a huge prison state. One day, one air force plane crashes on the island, where the mercenary Plissken Snake is sent on a mission to save the president from criminals on the island. This task may be a task to be taken on these mercenaries.
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Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 15, 2015 Snake is Carpenter's fantasy alter ego, a man of uncompromised anti-authoritarianism. 'I don't give a f--- about your war, or your President,' Snake tells the police commissioner, voicing a sentiment that was hardly unusual during Carpenter's USC days.Read in Source
January 25, 2017 Power corrupts. Truth is the antidote. And if the masters of the universe don't like that, it only takes one nasty bastard in the right place at the right time to correct them. The eyepatch is optional.Read in Source
June 17, 2015 A one of a kind apocalyptic epic that has yet to be rivaled in action and storytelling quality.Read in Source
June 05, 2007 It's a rare film that has so many ideas and yet fails so consistently to make use of them.Read in Source
January 01, 2000 When the final credits roll, you can be forgiven a vague sense of dissatisfaction, because the creativity that went into formulating the premise was never extended to the script writing stage.Read in Source
New York Times
August 30, 2004 It's a toughly told, very tall tale, one of the best escape (and escapist) movies of the season.
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 02, 2016 A marriage of character, actor, and writer/director of the first order.Read in Source
July 23, 2013 The movie proudly wears its affection for crusty Sergio Leone archetypes and countdown-clock suspense sequences; Carpenter was Tarantino long before Tarantino was.Read in Source
January 26, 2006 The plot gradually winds down into predictable though highly enoyable histrionics.Read in Source
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 07, 2015 The pic functions well as both a prison escape drama and as an escapist film. It's far from a great film, but is entertaining and pleasantly cynical despite being so bleak.Read in Source
Stream on Demand
April 21, 2017 Maybe it's not John Carpenter's best film, but it's one of his most fun and the premise is irresistible: in the future, Manhattan has been turned into a high security island prison and Liberty Island is the guard station.Read in Source
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Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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