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Escape from L.A. (1996 movie)

9 Ratings: 0.4
Action & Adventure and Cult Movies movie directed by John Carpenter

Fifteen years after John Carpenter squandered a great idea on a mediocre movie (Escape from New York), he does it again--this time on the Left Coast. Kurt Russell is back as the terminally cynical one-eyed action hero Snake Plissken who, this time, has … see full wiki

Director: John Carpenter
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: August 9, 1996
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about Escape from L.A. (1996 movie)
review by . June 20, 2011
I knew what I was getting into when I rented this film. No devoted enthusiasm for the likes of Fellini, Tarkovsky or Imamura can dull my dedication to genre craftsman John Carpenter, and when his name is emblazoned on a package, I know to turn my brain off and enjoy its fun. Besides, I'd seen this before: as a much younger Escape from New York fan fifteen years ago, I remember the disappointment that I experienced when viewing this in the theater. But I chose to dust this off and give it another …
review by . September 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Heres a quick story about how much I love the original Escape from New York.  I bought it on VHS and then the next year on barebones DVD and then a few years later updated the BB DVD with a special collectors edition with an original opening I had never seen and yes, now it's on bluray and I'm getting it on that too and all of this AFTER I saw this so average it's average follow up 15 years later after the first movie was made.      I'd go into the schpiel …
review by . August 11, 2009
Escape from L.A. was the long awaited sequel to John Carpenter's cult classic Escape From New York. Snake Plisken is in trouble again with the law. After receiving a presidential pardon for his daring rescue of the former president from New York City, the new president has his own personal problems, such as running a police state that seems to be on the verge of collapse and his runaway daughter who was persuaded by a charismatic revolutionary leader leader who's living in the penal colony of Los …
review by . February 15, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Having seen the original ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, I was hoping for a pretty good action adventure film in ESCAPE FROM L.A. What I got was a big disappointed. Basically, ESCAPE FROM L.A. is a mediocre copy of the first movie. The film contains a strain of dark comedy built around a lot of jokes, but I didn't find many of them funny (e.g. the whole "I thought you were taller" thing). Russell is good as Snake and Steve Buscimi and Bruce Campbell have some nice roles as supporting players. The sfx aren't …
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