Kurt Russell (Stargate) stars in a high-velocity sci-fi action-thriller from director John Carpenter (co-written by Nick Castle) that sets the screen ablaze with heart-stopping suspense, outrageous stunts and imaginative special effects.
Critic Reviews for Escape From New York
- “Maybe it's not John Carpenter's best film, but it's one of his most fun and the premise is irresistible: in the future, Manhattan has been turned into a high security island prison and Liberty Island is the guard station.” – Sean Axmaker , Stream on Demand
- “Snake is Carpenter's fantasy alter ego, a man of uncompromised anti-authoritarianism. ‘I don't give a f--- about your war, or your President,’ Snake tells the police commissioner, voicing a sentiment that was hardly unusual during Carpenter's USC days.” – John Beifuss , Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
- “Power corrupts. Truth is the antidote. And if the masters of the universe don't like that, it only takes one nasty bastard in the right place at the right time to correct them. The eyepatch is optional.” – Rob Vaux , Cinema-stache