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Escape from New York

10 Ratings: 4.1
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Director: John Carpenter
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: January 1, 1981
MPAA Rating: R
3 reviews about Escape from New York
review by . March 11, 2012
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John Carpenter has turned out some excellent low-budget cult classics over the years. Assault on Precinct 13, They Live, Big Trouble in Little China...      (Edit: Originally listed The Thing as a low-budget film, as the comments point out, for it's time it was not)      But probably the best out of all of his works, in my humble opinion (well, I guess it can't be that humble, I feel the need to tell all of you about it!) is the aforementioned Escape …
review by . June 28, 2009
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Snake Plisskin. Call him Snake
Bigger is not always better and remakes often are better left unmade sometimes.  Case in point, John Carpenter got a big budget to make Escape from LA 17 years after he made his low budget classic Escape from New York.  It was almost the same movie but with a garish budget and a largely recycled story.  It pales in comparison to this one.      In the opening credits, the stage is set for us, in the near future (1988) the crime in the US rose exponentially …
review by . May 20, 2009
Escape from New York is one of the best films that John Carpenter has ever directed. A low budget science fiction action film that's still cool today. Kurt Russell also earns a life time man card for breathing life into one of the greatest anti-heroes to ever grace their presence upon the silver screen. During the eighties, John Carpenter produced several classic films. A few of them are highly underrated and they have been dismissed by the critics and viewing public.    The …
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