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  • Starring: , , , ,
  • Summary: Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone), one of the world's foremost authorities on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called The Tomb. Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built. [Summit Entertainment] Expand
  • Director: Mikael Håfström
  • Genre(s): Action, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 115 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Oct 17, 2013
    So chalk Escape Plan up as a pretty good action movie given an extra edge by the intelligent use of its two main actors.
  2. Reviewed by: Laremy Legel
    Oct 17, 2013
    A Stallone / Schwarzenegger film that isn't completely beneath them.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Oct 20, 2013
    Stupid but fun.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew Lowry
    Oct 15, 2013
    A highly enjoyable slice of in-one-eye, out-the-other nonsense. It may coast on the charisma of its leads at times, and it’s hardly deep, but there’s a Friday night to be had.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Oct 17, 2013
    Action fans -- particularly devotees of brainless '80s shoot-em-ups -- may find enough to like here, particularly the preposterous mayhem of the third act.
  6. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Oct 17, 2013
    It’s not fair to either of these actors to want to see Rocky and the Terminator over and over again. But it is fair to want to see them in something better than this.
  7. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Oct 17, 2013
    A dim anti-privatization parable that preaches a familiar strain of cynical, unchallenged self-righteousness in the face of widespread abuse of civil liberties.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. Oct 19, 2013
    this film was fantastic, i swear critics these days just dont have any sense of humor, and all films have to be super serious in order for the score to be good. this was really enjoyable Expand
  2. Nov 30, 2013
    Is a excelent movie i saw the trailers i like it i want to see the movie beacuse in Venezuela the movie has not arrived I have to dowloand the movie i think that is't have to be very good Expand
  3. Oct 19, 2013
    A film can't be recommended only on the merits of its big, action-packed finale, and Escape Plan isn't the movie on which to make an exception to that rule. The first 3/4 of the film are plodding, so much exposition and senseless set-up that has you crawling for some classic, '80s-level action. An explosion, at least. But as meandering as most of the film is, it's never boring, and the promise of one, extended, awesome action scene is just enough to keep you invested in the proceedings. Stallone and Schwarzenegger and we, the action fans of the world finally have their big, team-up movie, and like the action powerhouses themselves, Escape Plan is a bulky mess. It still knows how to fire a mean weapon, though. Expand
  4. Oct 29, 2013
    Sylvester Stallone spends his days in jail, not because he’s a criminal. He’s a security specialist who cleverly breaks out of prisons to help them become less vunerable. When he’s put into a super-security, supercool facility, he teams up with fellow inmate Arnold Schwarzenegger to make his break. The brain-teaser plot pushes credibility, but it still unravels without ever getting dumb or dull. The action is mostly average with a few moments of flash. You don’t go to a movie with these two expecting great drama or deep meaning, just some macho fun and a few laffs. It's enjoyable popcorn escapism, literally. Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2014
    "Escape Plan" 10 Scale Rating: 6.0 (Decent) ...

    The Good: It's not deep, but it's a fun film. The action sequences and parts of the plan
    itself were actually well done and interesting. The ending was worthwhile and wasn't as predictable as I expected it to be. For the most part, succeeds in what it sets out to do.

    The Bad: It's still a heartless film full of cheap thrills. While it ends up decent, there are enough groan-worthy moments to prevent it from actually being a good film.
  6. Feb 9, 2014
    Maybe this movie isn't so intelligent, but It was fun to watch two great personalities in one, not so bad movie. In my opinion this is kind of good filmmaking and I'd like to watch Stallone and Schwarzenegger again, maybe even soon. I have to write about this movie, that's mediocre performance of acting but 115 min going by fast. Expand
  7. Dec 13, 2013
    This film delivered less than it seemed to promise. I was left desperately wanting some classic Arnold lines, but for better or worse he seems set in establishing himself as an independent character.

    There is some entertainment value and I wouldn't recommend avoiding this film. I only say, after it is over you may ask yourself, could I have done something better with that 90 minutes of my life? Probably. But if you can't think of anything you can always give this film a try.

    Also you get to see 50 cent attempt to be a nerd.

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