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The Escapist

Not Yet Rated In Theaters 04/3/2009 , 103min.
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Village Voice
A taut thriller that ends on a note of unexpected grace. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
Shapes a standard prison-break drama into a metaphysical study of freedom and reparation. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
The splintered viewpoints help with the monotony, but from the taunting of new inmates to the cell-block sadist, we've gone through all this before, right down to the final twists. Full Review
Kyle Smith
New York Post
It all leads nowhere. There are pull-the-rug-out endings, and then there are pull-the-floor-out endings. The Escapist leaves you standing on nothing, like Wile E. Coyote, wondering why you bothered to come this far. Full Review
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
It makes for an unexpectedly welcome form of dramatic escape: the character study breaking free from a hoary old movie genre. Full Review

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