Escape Plan 2014 CC

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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".

Sylvester Stallone,Arnold Schwarzenegger
1 hour, 55 minutes

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Escape Plan

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Genres Action & Adventure
Director Mikael Hafstrom
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger
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
Captions and subtitles English Details
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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4.2 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Willy Eckerslike TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 27 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Having seen a trailer at the beginning of another film, this movie looked like a bit of fun so it was worth the very modest expenditure, if only to see Stallone and Arnie together. Neither are the greatest actors in the world but you always know what to expect; non-stop action, a simple plot, classic one-liners and lots of general silliness making a hugely entertaining film.

We were not disappointed. Stallone plays a successful prison tester, spending his life escaping to highlight flaws in security. Arnie is a long term inmate of a secret, privately funded `escape proof' prison where the nation's most unwanted are housed. Jim Caviezel plays the warder and Vinnie Jones, surprise, surprise, is his thuggish sidekick while Stallone's shifty boss is excellently played by Vincent D'Onofrio. With the cast in place you have the ingredients for a cracking bit of entertainment; all that is needed is a half decent script and a director who knows how to shoehorn every action element into the approved formula and, hey presto, a very acceptable movie is born.

It was never going to win any Oscars. There are no outstanding performances, the characters are monolithic, the plot ridiculously simple and the outcome is never in doubt, but it is a great ride nonetheless. In this respect it perfectly fulfils its role; providing a splendid bit of brain-out entertainment while giving Sly and Arnie a chance to do what they do best. It is an easy film to sneer at but it doesn't pretend to do anything other than provide some real old-school classic 80's action. Splendid stuff; just open a bottle of wine, disengage those higher cognitive functions, get comfy on the sofa on a wet Sunday afternoon and let this entertaining nonsense take the reins. Silly, indeed, but most excellent and hugely entertaining.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By SeanyK on 23 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
So, if you were born in the 80's or earlier, you are going to enjoy this movie! Not to say anyone else would not, but the newer generation who look at these type of movies far too critically will be disappointing, those of you who enjoy a good action movie without needing to study the finer details or pick holes in the plot line this is a movie for you!

Both actors play the part well, personally, I feel Schwarzenegger steals the show, there is one part of the film, I won't spoil it, but it happens near the end, and is in slow-motion, that is possibly one of the greatest scenes that Schwarzenegger has ever been in, that would pretty much make you want to applaud the screen, it encapsulates so many of those moments in the great 80's action movie era!

Jim Caviezel is excellent as the warden, playing the ice-cool part to perfection, Vinnie Jones is, Vinnie Jones, Sam Neill briefly appears and, as always, plays his part well.

So overall, if, like me, you watched the trailer and thought "I simply HAVE to see this" then you really should!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Darth Maciek TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
I found this film watchable and I don't regret that I saw it - but having waited sooooo long for a movie in which Stallone and Schwarzenegger would appear together (for real, not just in short glimpses) I was a little bit disappointed. It was definitely not even half as good as I hoped. Below, more of my impressions, with some limited SPOILERS.

Ray Breslin (Stallone) is a highly paid specialist who offers a unique kind of services - he gets incarcerated in prisons to test their security. He usually finds a lot of flaws, including in the strictest high security facilities... One day he is send to test a very, very exceptionnal place, run by a sadistic warden (Jim Caviezel). Once inside, he quickly realises that there is something very wrong both with this place and his own situation. He also befriends another inmate, a certain Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger), who seems to be the object of particular attention from all the guards... And then the story begins.

Before going into the film itself, for once I decided to beef up my review with some bulls**t psychology, so here it is. Did you notice how often Stallone plays characters escaping or running away from something/somebody?
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Corey 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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