Escape from L.A. Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 8115

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 132

Theatrical Release Date: 08/09/1996

Language: English

Genre: Action, Adventure

MPAA Rating: R

Director: John Carpenter

Actors: Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, A.J. Langer, Stacy Keach, Pam Grier, Georges Corraface

Plot: After his escape from New York, Snake Plissken is sent to L.A. (now separated from the mainland by an earthquake) to find the president's daughter and the doomsday device she had taken.

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Rating of
3/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/16/2014

A fun action pack movie.

Rating of
2.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 10/02/2011

More of the same, but with a location change and some early 90's CG effects. It's enjoyable, if you liked the first.

Rating of
2/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/29/2007

Nowhere near as funs as Escape from New York - L.A. is too campy for its own good, though Kurt Russell still looks like he's having fun. Mediocre at best.

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Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
1.5/4

"Escape From L.A." by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 02/27/2012

The most famous war hero turned bank robber of America's near future manages to get himself caught (again) to be blackmailed (again) and sent on a mission into a lawless L.A. to retrieve a doomsday weapon for the government. Again. This film reminded me of "Dancing In The Street" by David Bowie and Mick Jagger. Escape From L.A. basically rehashes all of the ideas from New York, but somehow manages to exclude everything about it that made it good. Russell swaggers around dressed as a refugee from a gay version of the Matrix on the site of a bad goth music video amongst an ill-fittiing jigsaw puzzle of weak social satire and overblown action sequences shored up by some really dated looking CGI. The supporting cast sound good on paper, but Buscemi is wasted as a kind of post apocalyptic …

poonhokong
poonhokong
TV Extra

Rating of
2/4

Cheap but fun

poonhokong - wrote on 04/10/2011

John Carpenter is one of my favourate director. He works with low budget and made the film work with atomsphere. Some of his works are really good, like the Original Halloween (1978) and the Thing (1982) which is my most favourate Horror movie of all time. Some of them are bad, but doesnt mean they are not enjoyable. They are cheap and stupid but fun to watch in a strange way I myself could not fully explain.

Escape from L.A. is one of the bad ones. The plot is pretty much the same as Escape from New York: some shit happened, L.A. is seperated from the continent by a flood and used as a place for exiling criminals and everyone who "unfit to live in a new America". The criminals seduced the president's daughter and ordered her to stole some weapons apparently, and Snake Plissken (Kurt …

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