Total Film | Escape Plan Review


The unlikely resurgence of ‘80s action gods Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger continues in this fun nugget of neo-exploitation nonsense.

Stallone takes top billing as Ray Breslin, a specialist in prison escapes who makes an odd living from busting out of the most secure facilities in the world, then telling their owners where they went wrong. The opening demonstration of this convinces us more that he’s the luckiest man in the world, rather than the most ingenious... but no matter. It’s a fun set-piece, and Stallone is on rather more subtle form here than he has been recently.

A highly enjoyable slice of in-one-eye, out-the-other nonsense. It may coast on the charisma of its leads at times, and it’s hardly deep, but there’s a Friday night to be had.

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