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ESCAPE PLAN

 
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At Theaters: 10/18/2013 On Video: 2/4/2014
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 56 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600199
Studio: Summit Entertainment
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One of the world's foremost authorities on structural security agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called "The Tomb." Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray Breslin must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.
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Action - This long-awaited buddy teaming of action icons Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't become the slam-bang actioner people expect until the end, but until that point it's still a fast-paced thriller. Some of the other known stars such as Sam Neill and 50 Cent have much smaller roles. Constant language and violence make the film inappropriate for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Sylvester Stallone THE EXPENDABLES, BULLET TO THE HEAD
Arnold Schwarzenegger THE EXPENDABLES 2, THE LAST STAND
Curtis Jackson GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN', RIGHTEOUS KILL
Jim Caviezel THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, FREQUENCY
Director: Mikael Hafstrom THE RITE, 1408
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About the Production
Casting ESCAPE PLAN
Inside The Tomb
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; 15 S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Fights, bloody shootings, beatings, wounds.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some tobacco.
ACTION: Chases, fights, shootouts, explosions.
COMEDY: Comic banter and wisecracks.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average 'Escape Plan' squanders its opportunities for genuine nostalgia because, I suspect, its stars don't want to be remembered fondly for their old hits more than they want to show that they still got it...

USA Today Full Review
Average Stallone and Schwarzenegger can't save the story from the shackles of stereotypes.

Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Average The plot itself is predictably divorced from reality, containing more holes — and smelling staler — than month-old Swiss cheese.

NY Post Full Review
Above Average Mostly, though, the movie — the first one ever to give Sly & Arnold equal billing — roars along pleasingly, with fun surprises popping up frequently and the script taking care to explain exactly how each amazingly contrived ruse works.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 86 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
7
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
7
Fairly Low
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
15
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
10
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
28
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
19
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 86 moviegoers:
As you can see, every group rated it about the same. Approximately half loved "Escape Plan." Another quarter, or so, rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Unfortunately, there's quite a high percentage of "Good/Average" reviews. For a movie with this level of star power this is fairly disappointing, but not bad. These "Good/Average" reviews indicate they enjoyed "Escape Plan," but it wasn't anything special. So, most likely, you are going to be very pleased with this movie or, at the very least, feel that it's a decent movie.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The world's foremost expert in prison security is trapped in a brutal black-ops fortress housing the world's most dangerous criminals in Escape Plan, a high-octane action-thriller driven by the explosive star power of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) is the world's leading authority on prisons -- building them, securing them and, most importantly, breaking out of them. Handsomely paid to engineer real- life jailbreaks in high-security correctional facilities, Ray been incarcerated in every super-max facility run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons -- with a 100 percent escape rate.

When Ray and his associates at B & C Security, Abigail (Amy Ryan), Hush (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) and Lester (Vincent D'Onofrio) are offered double their normal rate to evaluate The Tomb, an off-the-grid, privately-run maximum-security prison constructed using Breslin's own stringent protocols, Breslin can't resist the challenge. To replicate an actual imprisonment, the location of the prison is to remain undisclosed and Breslin will be unable to communicate with his team in any way.

Once inside, Breslin discovers that The Tomb is a pitiless high-tech warehouse for some of the world's deadliest lawbreakers. A seemingly endless maze of glass cells kept under constant video surveillance and surrounded by heavily armed, masked guards, The Tomb seems to offer no possibility of escape. Worse, the sadistic warden, Willard Hobbes (Jim Caviezel), makes it his personal mission to break the wills of uncooperative inmates -- like Breslin -- by any means possible.

When Breslin attempts to use the prearranged evacuation code to free himself, Hobbes claims not to know what he's talking about. Realizing he's been set up by an unknown enemy, Breslin has no choice but to turn to the prison's mysterious strongman, Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger), to help him survive the violence and treachery of The Tomb long enough to unlock its secrets.

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