Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
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  1. Oct 10, 2013
    25
    Juvenile, disjointed and pointlessly revolting at times, although there are a few moments of disturbingly stark visual beauty.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Apr 28, 2014
    2
    this could've been a much, much better film. disneyworld as alternaworld, filmed on location, great premise. but, the acting was so bad, thethis could've been a much, much better film. disneyworld as alternaworld, filmed on location, great premise. but, the acting was so bad, the plot nosedived into ridiculousness, and the whole enterprise became cheesy camp. Full Review »
  2. Oct 18, 2013
    2
    While the story of how the film was made is interesting, the film itself is just utter garbage. But that's what happens when you are making aWhile the story of how the film was made is interesting, the film itself is just utter garbage. But that's what happens when you are making a film that is just a glorified publicity stunt. It was obvious that writer/director Randy Moore was more interested with making a film that would create buzz and controversy on the film festival circuit rather than make a semi-coherent film. The story is sloppy, the acting is just awful, the editing was done (I'm assuming) by a blind man and the overall presentation just looks like Moore didn't actually care about the film itself and was more worried about how he could get his name out there. This wasn't a film, it was a publicity stunt. Full Review »
  3. Jun 28, 2015
    5
    Someone definitely wasn't having a Disney day when they came up with this movie. It's the film equivalent to drawing a dick onto a cartoonSomeone definitely wasn't having a Disney day when they came up with this movie. It's the film equivalent to drawing a dick onto a cartoon character. Escape from Tomorrow is a satirical dark comedy film about a man named Jim who is having the worst day at Disney World you could possibly imagine. He descends into a living nightmare after getting fired from his job on the last day of vacation and a chance encounter with two underage French girls, and he learns that bad things can happen even at the Happiest Place on Earth. This was definitely made by a man who wants to show that Disney isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Now I love going to Disney World, and I love most of their movies and the characters and all that, so I guess that's why I thought this was a rather uneven movie. I do have to commend Escape from Tomorrow for just how incredibly ambitious it was. Most of the film was shot at Disneyland or Disney World without any permits. That alone made me want to watch it, and the guerilla filmmaking added a rather disturbing and twisted layer to an already dark film because almost everything is genuine Disney. Spaceship Earth is real, the Contemporary is real, and the guests are all real.The director, Randy Moore, obviously had a lot on his mind when he was creating the film. All the conspiracies about Walt Disney, rumors of decapitations on roller coasters, and the screaming children everywhere gave him a lot of material to work with in showing Disney World as the imperfect place it really is. At times, however, it did seem as if Moore had too much he wanted to say. There were lots of ideas presented that never carried past those certain scenes, and that made the film rather unfocused. It goes on these tangents about how the princesses are in a secret ring of prostitutes and some bizarre cat flu, but those ideas are never developed. Other than that, Escape from Tomorrow did get dull at times. The entire film was told from Jim's point of view, but the problem with that is that his mind isn't terribly interesting. We're pretty much watching a man go through a mid-life crisis. Most of the movie is dedicated to just watching him look depressed while waiting in line for Buzz Lightyear or riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. The execution of the movie is ultimately its downfall, but there's no denying its thought-provoking themes. Jim desperately wants his youth back so that he can get an escape from tomorrow (see what I did there?) Jim's wife doesn't even want him to touch her, his son's a brat, and he just lost his job. He finds and stalks these two teenage French girls and neglects his kids like some 20-something year-old which finally causes him to lose his sanity and start hallucinating and drinking. Escape from Tomorrow is a film with a lot of ambition and ideas, but it's bogged down by its somehwat dull execution. However, it is still interesting to see how they pulled off this stunt without Disney suing them (the company chose to just ignore the film). Whether you think Disney is a fantastic place filled with wonder or a land filled with fake magic and corporate greed, it's essential for any horror buff to see guerilla filmmaking in its rawest form. Full Review »