Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo

An average movie

To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was available on Netflix, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, while it was interesting to see a story focusing on the white people who fought against the Apartheid in South Africa, it was still rather weird that there were only 2 black characters involved with some really small parts but, concerning the story itself, I can’t think of a way they could have been more inclusive. But, eventually, this movie didn’t deal much with this matter after all as it was more a typical jail escape flick. And, in this area, it went completely the opposite way of the over-the-top stuff from ‘Prison Break’ as they chose a really realistic approach. Still, even though many people were impressed by how these guys managed to pull this off, to be honest, I thought that this prison, which was apparently rather notorious in South Africa, didn’t seem to be really secure. I mean, sure, back then at the end of 70’s, they didn’t have video camera systems, at least, not in South Africa, but it seemed that at night, there was only one guard left. I mean, it was pretty neat to see Harry Potter, I mean, Daniel Radcliffe spending months crafting all these keys in wood but the fact that they didn’t encounter anybody during their nightly explorations and during their final escape was rather odd and anti-climactic. Anyway, to conclude, even if it was nothing really ground-breaking, it was still a decent watch and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 

Added by johanlefourbe
1 week ago on 27 July 2020 10:15