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Prison-break action film starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Structural security specialist Ray Breslin (Stallone) is paid to enter high security prisons and escape while highlighting weaknesses in their apparently escape-proof systems. But when he is framed and incarcerated in a prison of his own design which is run by the relentless Warden Hobbes (Jim Caviezel), he has to put his incomparable skills to the ultimate test. However, in order to escape this particular prison he'll need the help of another insider. Luckily he meets fellow prisoner and old-timer Swan Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) who agrees to help Ray in his escape, but only if Ray agrees to free him while doing so...

Starring:
Sam Neill, 50 Cent
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 55 minutes
Starring Sam Neill, 50 Cent, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio, Amy Ryan, Jim Caviezel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone
Director Mikael Hafstrom
Genres Crime, Thriller
Studio Entertainment One
Rental release 17 March 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 55 minutes
Starring Sam Neill, 50 Cent, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio, Amy Ryan, Jim Caviezel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone
Director Mikael Hafstrom
Genres Crime, Thriller
Studio Entertainment One
Rental release 17 March 2014
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Willy Eckerslike TOP 500 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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Albatross TOP 1000 REVIEWER 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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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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19 of 22 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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