Russell is legendary as Snake in this simple concept thriller that puts the focus on pure escapism entertainment. One of Carpenter’s best.
Bizarre and dark with a plot that feels like it never truly pays off. Where it truly works is the gritty world it forms.
Good dystopia visuals. Better than the sequel
Over-the-top B-Movie glory at its finest. It knows what it is and if you give in, there’s a lot of fun to be had here.
A hokey B grade film that is truly unique & imaginative. The cast brought this story to life. Snake Pliscan, first action character of 80’s
Maybe one of the most batshit insane premises I’ve ever seen- Russell is great and Carpenter is at the top of his game.
"Call me Snake." The original Bad boy. Another John Carpenter under the wire classic.
One of John Carpenters best. Great synth score and the perfect 80’s action movie. Severely underrated and plus it inspired MGS? A must watch
A goofy action movie that's more fun than it is stupid, with a classic Carpenter soundtrack
The golden standard of "disgraced hero has to save the president and stop the nukes"
An action and sci fi classic. A lot of well executed crazy ideas.
A Kurt Russell film. Never going to win an Oscar, but always entertaining.
Perfectly servicable action movie. Not much to say either way.
Cool dystopia world. Corny as hell at points but definitely adds to the charm. Snake is a bad mf
Reminded me of mad Max Thunderdome, but not as cringe.. and Kurt Russel is sexy AF in this. Really enjoyed it!
The aesthetic was impressive and it has a great sense of escalating scale, but the taciturn anti-hero feels juvenile and inert.
I kind of get the two Kurt Russell "Escape from" movies mixed up but that's a sign neither of them enthralled me.
Great soundtrack and impressive production for the budget, but overall meh. Just watch Mad Max.
Metal Gear's Daddy. I love everything about this movie and it's age hasn't slowed it down one bit.
Kurt Russell is iconic in this amazing escape from NY, turned to a jail full of thugs