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on 24 August 2015
I have been a Sylvester Stallone fan for years. This movie paly to his strengths. He has the intense tough guy stare down cold, probably because of his age he does not have too many stunts to do, he just has to look the part bulky with vanes bulging in a tight clothes. Oh yeah Arnie is also in the movie as well. Like as I am Stallone fan I was more than happy to have the bulk of the movie dedicated to him and Arnie taking the second lead. The dynamic of the movie is Stallone is the brains and Schwarzenegger is the well-connected muscle.

Ray Breslin (Stallone) has made a career of escaping inescapable prisons. That is till he is sent to "test" a new prison where the world’s greatest criminals and terrorists are held without rights or trials. Run by a cold hearted warden Hobbes (played perfectly by Jim Caviezel), and a psychotic head guard Drake (Vinnie Jones). Now he has no idea where he is, who to trust and no help till he is "found" by Swan Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger). This is not the usual big explosion fest fan of these two are used to seeing but this more prison break style planning and improvising. All in all a very entertaining movie, I would not mind seeing again.
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on 4 March 2018
It's a bit of fun and nice to see Schwarzenegger and Stallone together. It's really a two star movie, but I am giving it four simply because it is a Schwarzenegger and Stallone movie, so two stars each. In poker four twos beats three aces, so it's kind of like that. Anyway, what do you expect? If you know who's in it and you still want to watch it, then you shouldn't be disappointed because it's not high drama. The script is poor, the acting is awful and the storyline, ridiculous, but it is FUN, FUN, FUN with a MACHINE GUN!
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on 12 October 2015
What a teaming!!! You know I firmly believe if this had been the first film Arnie did on his return to movies; especially teaming with fellow movie icon Sly Stallone - well, it would have been a box office smash!!! Seriously!!! I kid you not, this movie is probably very under-rated. The Expendables came first for the two together and for Arnie alone - "The Last Stand" was his comeback.

Some say it is like a typical '80's style prison escape movie; maybe so, maybe an homage to the time, but whatever way you choose to view it all characters play therir parts well and look like they had a fine time making a damn fine movie!! Good convincing storyline, ballsy characters and the whole build up to the final escape was well worth watching! I could and will without doubt sit through this film again - having viewed it on Amazon Prime I went ahead and bought the DVD too. Excellent!!!
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on 4 March 2018
Not a big fan of Sylvester Stallone, but loved Arnie's movies. It was watchable, Arnie looks well and still believable, but Stallone is showing his years, like us all! I enjoyed it but would not go out of my way to recommend it, easy watching nothing too action packed, bit different, theme not fantastic and not really believable, seen better but seen a lot worse as well. If you have a bit of time to watch a pretty easy going film give it a go!
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on 6 May 2014
This is a good old-fashioned action movie starring two of the good old-fashioned action movie greats. Schwarzenegger and Stallone interact well and play the sorts of roles you might expect of them. So, yes, it's slightly cliched in that respect but if you go into it expecting that, you'll have 115 minutes or so of fun.

*** Slight spoilers follow.

Stallone plays a security specialist who breaks out of jails for a living but eventually finds himself double-crossed by his partner and incarcerated for real. In jail he meets Schwarzenegger and they team up to mount a prison break. Action, shooting and derring-do follow in the prescribed manner.

Sure, it's not going to win any awards, but there's something comforting about watching these two actors do what they do best. You won't find too much depth in this film but, if you want a tense, wise-cracking action movie from the old school, I think you'll enjoy it.
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on 19 July 2016
Really this should be 3.5 stars, but you don't get that option. It's certainly entertaining enough and the set-pieces are well done. Has the novelty of Arnie and Sly working together worn off? Perhaps a little, but at least you know you're going to get solid production values and an hour or two not having to think.
Nothing really new is achieved here and after ten minutes you could probably write the rest of the film yourself. Yet that's what it's for and so it would be stupid to watch it expecting anything else.
Of its type it won't necessarily blow you away, but you won't resent the time spent either.
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on 9 September 2016
Exactly what is expected of the DOUBLE S , all action , gritty romp , well scripted and thought out .
So why the 3 stars . One is deducted as Mr Stallones partner in Escapology Incorporated , is just
so unbelieveable , that Mr St ., can have so much nous , yet be duped by this street hustler .
Secondly , I write as I watch for the second time . First time around , gripping , second rather dull .
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on 10 February 2015
Typical break out of jail film but falls flat in some scenes. The ending could have been so much better (getting revenge did not happen).

Vinnie Jones just seems to ruin films, I really dont get the appeal and sighed when his face turned up on screen when this so called actor started acting.

This prison looks like it needs alot of power to run, hows it running all this power with a ship that is not moving? :P.

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Alot of the film doesnt make much sense regarding that this prison is allowed funding and to be built on a ship, the guards end up feeling more like a terrorist squad on board a ship.
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on 23 July 2014
This film has Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Scwarzenegger in it. Both are to old to really do the heavy lifting of their prime so instead they have to increase the amount of lines that both has. Surprisingly i found that this worked well, particularly for Arnold who came across as a pretty competent actor. There was the obligatory fight between the two that had been brewing for over 30 years of films, and whilst this could never live up to hopes i felt that it was handled well overall.
The story is preposturous, which is what you would expect, and other actors, particularly Jim Cazaviel are terribly wasted, but if you just want an old fashioned action prison movie then this is definately worth a look on a Friday night with a few beers!
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on 11 April 2015
I really enjoyed this film. It's strange to think that for almost 3 decades we waited to see 2 of the biggest Action Stars ever together in a movie and then 4 come along at once. (The Expendables Trilogy being the other 3). Stallone and Schwarzeneggar are both on form in this prison action drama. Stallone is Ray Breslin a security expert who gets sent to the world's must hi-tech prison and has to break his way out. Whilst in there he meets Ottmayer (Schwazeneggar) who he requests help from. Stallone also has help from his team consisting of rapper 50 cent and Amy Ryan (formerly of The Wire). Jim Caviezel and Vinnie Jones play both prisoner warden and head of guards who have another agenda. Also look out for former Jurrassic Park man Sam Neil who also pops up as the prison's doctor. Recommended for any Action fan.
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