75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
So chalk Escape Plan up as a pretty good action movie given an extra edge by the intelligent use of its two main actors.
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68

Film.com

By Laremy Legel
A Stallone / Schwarzenegger film that isn't completely beneath them.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Stupid but fun.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Any prison-break yarn that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger delivering the line “You hit like a vegetarian” is OK by me.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

A display of old-school muscle-buddy connivance that’s as flatly preposterous as it is shamelessly entertaining.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The heist-inspired elements aren't well thought through and it becomes a question of which is harder to swallow: the mechanics of the story or the idea that a couple of sixtysomethings can kick this much ass.
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60

Variety

By Andrew Barker
Mercifully free of tongue-in-cheek meta-humor, Escape Plan is a likably lunkheaded meat-and-potatoes brawler that never pretends to be more sophisticated than it is.
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60

Total Film

By Andrew Lowry
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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50

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Action fans -- particularly devotees of brainless '80s shoot-em-ups -- may find enough to like here, particularly the preposterous mayhem of the third act.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
Sure, it’s fun to see the Governator and the Italian Stallion he-manning it up together feature-length for the first time — the screen is barely big enough to contain the two of them — but the prison-break movie Escape Plan is unworthy of the momentous occasion.
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49 out of 100
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