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Escape from L.A.

HD   R Closed Captioning

John Carpenter

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About the Movie

The man with the patch is back. Call him Snake. Kurt Russell rejoins filmmakers John Carpenter and Debra Hill to do to the Big Orange what they did to the Big Apple in Escape From New York – with even more futuristic thrills and slam-bang action! Into the 9.6-quaked Los Angeles of 2013 comes Snake Plissken (Russell). His job: wade through L.A.'s ruined landmarks to retrieve a doomsday device. Don't miss the excitement as Snake surfs Wilshire Blvd., shoots hoops at the Coliseum, dive bombs the Happy Kingdom theme park, and mixes it up with a wild assortment of friends, fiends and foes (Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, George Corraface, Cliff Robertson, Pam Grier and more). Escape From L.A. is a "go-for-broke action extravaganza!" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 47
  • Fresh: 25
  • Rotten: 22
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: As amusing as some of its notions may be, none are developed into sustained running jokes. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Intermittently clever ideas are rarely executed to full effect, but the film moves reasonably well on its way to surround-sound pyrotechnics amid a climactic aerial attack. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Buscemi, Fonda, Robertson, Grier and many others get to make vivid impressions, but of course it's Russell who must carry this swiftly paced picture. As rugged as ever and attractively weathered, he does so with ease. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, Feb 24, 2007

Rotten: Tries but fails to be an action-hero flick or even a parody of one. – Esther Iverem, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

How about Escape from New York

This movie is pretty good, but not nearly as good as the classic movie made before this one, Escape from New York. How about getting that movie for us to buy iTunes?

Turn back while you still have money!

I have seen the DVD, and it was definetly NOT worth the $10.00. Please do yourself a favor and wait to BUY "Escape From New York", one of Kurt Russel's better movies.

Its alright

Wasn't a bad sequal. Escape From New York was the best and always will be.

Escape from L.A.
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 1996

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