Escape Plan 2014

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(194) IMDb 6.8/10
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Ray Breslin, the world's foremost authority on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultrasecret, high-tech facility called "The Tomb".

Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzeneggar
Runtime:
1 hour 55 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Escape Plan

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director Mikael Hafstrom
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzeneggar
Supporting actors Jim Caviezel, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio, Amy Ryan
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Albatross on 18 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
It’s been amazing that these two – Sly and Arnie – have never got together on screen before (excluding the cameos in The Expendables movies), as they do work rather well together.

It focuses on the two men’s attempts to escape a futuristic prison which has been custom- built to prevent escapes. Guess what… it’s about to be put to its limits. So, baring in mind that the story takes place in a prison, there’s plenty of faceless thugs for our two action heroes to pound, plus a villainous warden and his henchman Vinnie Jones to sort out along the way.

This is Sly’s movie, so he does get more screen time and people to punch than Arnie, so Arnie fans may feel just a little short-changed. However, seeing as the two actors have known each other for many years, there’s a natural rapport between them which shines out. Arnie’s acting (yes, acting!) seems to have suffered since being in politics, seeming a bit stilted in The Last Stand and The Expendables, but he seems to be regaining his old late eighties/early nineties charm.

If you like either or both the aging escape-artists, you should enjoy this film, even if it’s just to watch them on screen (properly) for the first time. There’s your typical amount of action and mayhem as they figure out how to break out. My only gripe was that it was a little longer than I expected, clocking in at nearly two hours. Shave about 10-15 minutes off the runtime and you’d have a much tighter movie.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robyn B. Mcgorm on 26 April 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a movie with a twist and turn with a pleasant surprise to all that watch it. The action and concepts are fantastic with the fast pace of ideas that create this a marvellous movie that it is worth adding to the collection. The cast played it to a tee making you feel uncomfortable in the jail detention with them, while plotting the ideas of escaping and looking for the bright outdoors once they do escape. The prisoners are waiting to see it happen, very slim chance they will succeed and what is waiting for them after they do escape is another thing, Well it's there only hope so they must try anyway. Very different must see and saying to much will only spoil it. So no more clues now its time to go and collect your munchies for a fabulous night of entertainment that will rock you, now put your feet up and relax, well try to anyway, Plenty of action and suspense so I rated this an A grade plus for an unusual show to keep the entertainment flowing and not boring. Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 22 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security.

After analysing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test.

He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he inadvertently designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars.....

It's been promised for over twenty years. The two greatest action stars of all time are now finally in a movie together, in proper roles, and thank goodness it wasn't as cops in drag as promised in 1992.

Mach people will, and have balked at the idea of two aged action stars still trying to command the big screen, but there are a few of us who know what to expect from a film like this, and it doesn't fail to deliver, in droves.

Stallone is as expected. He is the serious one. Out of all the films the two made in the eighties, Stallones movies were more, for a better word, real, than Arnies alien, cyborg, rekall type stuff.

Arnie on the other hand is having a ball in his role, which is nothing more than creating diversions for Stallone by going up to someone and criticising their mother, several times over.

Add a generic Vinnie Jones as the main henchman, and Caviezel doing his best Alan Rickman impression, and you get the movie fanboys have been waiting for for a long, long time.

For some, including myself, this movie is the equivalent of the coffee shop scene in 'Heat', not in quality, for sure, just for the whole nostalgia thing.

If you are not a fan of the two actors, this will be just another generic action movie, but for people who have had these two stars in their movie going life since the eighties, this is something special, and thankfully, its as good as you would expected it to be.

Plus it could open Arnie up to a new franchise. As the Divertinator, or the Distractinator if you would...
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. W. Graham TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Nov 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Sylvester Stallone plays a security expert who breaks out of prisons for a living testing their security systems and gets approached to break out of a high tech top secret security prison that holds the worst criminals in America to test its security. While there he soon realizes that it's a set up and has to break out of the prison for real teaming up with another wrongly convicted prisoner played by Arnold Schwarzennegger. It's a fammiliar story and while both Stallone and Schwarzenneggar have done better much of the fun of this action film is seeing the 2 of them work together and they prove to be a good double act which was previously hinted at in the Expendables films. Jim Caviezel from tv series Person Of Interest, Vinnie Jones and Vincent D'Onoforio from tv series Law and Order Criminal Intent provide good support and while fun the film isn't anything you haven't seen before.
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