Escape Plan Saturday, 04 April 2020

Escape Plan

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Corrections centres.

  • Starring:

    Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Faran Tahir, Amy Ryan, Sam Neill, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Matt Gerald, 50 Cent

  • Directed by:

    Mikael Håfström

  • Running time:

    115 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are shot (including point blank range), shot at, punched repeatedly, stabbed repeatedly, tasered, headbutted, hit with objects, beaten, kidnapped, held at gunpoint, incarcerated, restrained, kicked repeatedly, body-slammed, impaled, tortured, near-drowned (waterboarding variant), sleep deprived, tormented, thrown, near-choked, slapped, dragged, caught on fire, blindfolded. Flooding, mass panic, mob fighting, threatening language. Explosions, sparks, burning objects, air raid, smoke canisters. Masked men. Bombs manufacture mentioned. Screaming, yelling, raised voices. Blood/gore: Corpses, high body count. Bloody head, bloody faces, bloody knuckles, bloody hand, bloody bullet wounds, open wound, pool of blood, bruising. Needles seen entering skin, wound-cleaning, stitching. Skin sliced open, object removed from skin. Breaking bones heard.


    Drawing of a nude bottom. Cleavage. Sexual hand gesture and innuendo.


    A man is injected with an unknown sedative, a man is drugged with (assumed) chloroform. Alcohol (spirits). Smoking. Opium dealing, clotting powder mentioned.


    F-words (frequent), s-words, a-words, cr*p, name-calling, slang for genitals. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals, non-whites. Prison guard, prisoner, CIA, gender stereotypes. Biblical references, religious exclamations, prayer. Obscene finger gestures. Vegetarian joke.


    Incarceration, maximum security, surveillance, planning, prison escapes, tracking, architecture, teamwork, torture, sleep deprivation, betrayal, The Hippocratic Oath, ethics, code-breaking, political prisoners, bureaucracy, wrongful accusation, plotting, timing, plan B, sadism.


    Deceased mother, deceased wife, deceased son mentioned. Prison, solitary confinement settings. Medical procedures (blood pressure, examination, wound-cleaning, injections), toilet. Helicopters, plane, butterflies (lepidoptery), camel. Fear of the dark mentioned. Licking, spitting, vomiting. Brief foreign languages (subtitled).


    Amusing, watchable, fun, old-school, shameless, enjoyable, likeable, escapist, brawny. Cheesy fun, good cast, good tonal balance, climactic finale, good fight choreography, decent CGI, good chemistry between Stallone and Schwarzenegger.


    Stupid, overlong, ridiculous, predictable, silly, archaic, lame. Flawed logic, implausible narrative, little character development, takes itself too seriously, action is poorly staged, clumsy subplots, lags in the middle, flat set design, tacky style, unnecessary backstory, hackneyed ending.

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