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The Escapist

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Drama

Release Date :

April 03, 2009 (Limited)

Director :

Rupert Wyatt

Starring :

Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Seu Jorge, Dominic Cooper, Steven Mackintosh, Damian Lewis

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

4 of 5

“..as good as its pitch sounds..”
by Kim Newman [Empire Magazine]
3 of 5

“..an enjoyable and engaging thriller..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
2.5 of 4

“..a solid prison-break thriller..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 4

“..a loud, busy and muddled action drama..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“.."The Escapist" shapes a standard prison-break drama into a metaphysical study of freedom and reparation..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [NY Times]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Cath Clarke [The Guardian]
Reviewed by Robert Koehler [Variety]
Reviewed by Jean Oppenheimer [Village Voice]

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