Escape From New York (1981)
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.
- " The film plays its social satire broad but strings it along a rail of self-awareness. " – Phil Hoad
- " It has got an intriguing premise, an effective cast, and it has been expertly mounted. " – Arthur Knight
- " Has a surprisingly measured pace, its set pieces choreographed with a deliberateness at odds with the frantic nature of Snake's quest. " – Nick Schager