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The Escapist

5 years, 5 months ago at Sep 7 1:59
One of the first scenes of The Escapist shows us the group of inmates who are about to break out of the prison they're being held in, and it then pauses with a shot on each of these inmates to reveal the length of the sentence each of them is serving. This scene is deceptive because it promises a few things that aren't delivered over the course of the film's running time. It promises solid charact... read more

A good movie

3 years, 6 months ago at Jul 27 7:57
Honestly, I have never heard of this flick before but since the ratings were pretty good, I thought I should check it out. Eventually, I thought it was allright. Indeed, I always had a weak spot for Brian Cox and I think he is one of the most underrated actors at work nowadays. Many didn't know that but he was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter in 'Manhunter' since he has been shining in v... read more
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Description: “THE ESCAPIST is a fresh, exhilarating take on the prison-break film from a bold new voice in the action-thriller genre, director Rupert Wyatt. A fantastic ensemble cast populates this action packed escapade, which follows the story of a father’s reckless devotion and the bonds built between a group of men whose last hopes are on the line. Frank Perry (Brian Cox) is a lifer; in prison for the rest of his natural born days. He’s never had a problem with that: he did the crime; he’ll do the time. Until now. After receiving a letter telling him that his beloved daughter is critically ill, Frank decides he has to escape – ... (more)
Release date: 20 June 2008
Tags: Drama (4), Thriller (3), Prison (3), Crime (2), 2000s (2), British (1), Irish (1), Prison Break (1), 2008 (1), 2000's (1), 2009 (1), Boxing (1), Drugs (1), Murder (1), Rape (1)
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“Honestly, I have never heard of this flick before but since the ratings were pretty good, I thought I should check it out. Eventually, I thought it was allright. Indeed, I always had a weak spot for Brian Cox and I think he is one of the most underrated actors at work nowadays. Many didn't know that but he was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter in 'Manhunter' since he has been shining in various supporting parts but it is not so often that he gets the lead. I thought the rest of the cast was pretty good as well (Brian Cox, Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Dominic Cooper) and it is also interesting to notice that it was Rupert Wyatt's directing debut. He then afterwards directed the surprise success 'Rise of the planet of the apes'. Another thing that stroke me was how” read more

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The Escapist

“One of the first scenes of The Escapist shows us the group of inmates who are about to break out of the prison they're being held in, and it then pauses with a shot on each of these inmates to reveal the length of the sentence each of them is serving. This scene is deceptive because it promises a few things that aren't delivered over the course of the film's running time. It promises solid character development for each of these individuals, and it also promises a set of suspenseful break-out scenes.

The first segment of The Escapist is handled poorly, with bad editing transitions from one character to another without enough exposition in terms of who each person is. Thankfully, we soon get enough development on our main character, Frank Perry (Brian Cox) and on his cell mate, La” read more

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