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Escape from New YorkThe island of New York City has been transformed into a gigantic prison state. When Air Force One crashes on the island, mercenary Snake Plissken is sent on a mission to rescue the President from the island's ruling felons, or die trying.
Actors of "Escape from New York"
Characters of "Escape from New York"
Directors of "Escape from New York"John CarpenterBirthdate: 16 January 1948, Carthage, New York, USA
Creators of "Escape from New York"John CarpenterBirthdate: 16 January 1948, Carthage, New York, USANick CastleBirthdate: 21 September 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "Escape from New York"Time OutJuly 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.Chicago ReaderJune 05, 2007
It's a rare film that has so many ideas and yet fails so consistently to make use of them.VarietyJune 05, 2007
A solidly satisfying actioner.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
The plot gradually winds down into predictable though highly enoyable histrionics.New York TimesAugust 30, 2004
It's a toughly told, very tall tale, one of the best escape (and escapist) movies of the season.ReelViewsJanuary 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.Stream on DemandApril 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.Cinema-stacheJanuary 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.Antagony & EcstasyJanuary 02, 2016
A marriage of character, actor, and writer/director of the first order.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsOctober 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.Cinema CrazedJune 17, 2015
A one of a kind apocalyptic epic that has yet to be rivaled in action and storytelling quality.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.
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