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About the Movie
A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and a mind-blowing vision of a lone warrior (Kurt Russell) battling his way out of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan! Hailed as "stylish and scary" (Los Angeles Times), "dark and dangerous" (Newsweek) and "gloriously...fun" (Tyler Morning Telegraph), this fast-paced and furiously entertaining thriller grabs you by the throat and won't let go! In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the U.S. President (Donald Pleasence) crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken (Russell). But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's missionand his lifeunless he succeeds!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 56
- Fresh: 48
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's a toughly told, very tall tale, one of the best escape (and escapist) movies of the season.
Fresh: A solidly satisfying actioner.
Fresh: It has got an intriguing premise, an effective cast, and it has been expertly mounted.
Fresh: The movie proudly wears its affection for crusty Sergio Leone archetypes and countdown-clock suspense sequences; Carpenter was Tarantino long before Tarantino was.
One word, nostalgia!
It’s about time iTunes uploaded Escape from New York in high definition! I always wondered if Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid was based on Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken. This movie is a great sci-fi and action thriller. Much better than the sequel, Escape from Los Angeles. This movie demonstrates when movies actually focused on a good stories with memorable characters.
Classic movie! Snake!
This movie has always been one of my all-time favorites!
WELL IT'S ABOUT TIME IT WAS MADE FOR PURCHASE!
This movie is amazing! Definitely one of John Carpenter's best. Kurt Russell does a great job as Snake Plissken. The supporting cast, including the late Ernest Borgnine, make this move solid. I don't know if a younger generation will like this movie, but if you grew up in the '80s, this is a must have!!!! Took iTunes long enough to get it for purchase.