Escape from New York

Title: Escape from New York
Year: 1981
Length: 99 minutes
Director: John Carpenter
Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle
Starring: Kurt Russell
With: Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Season Hubley, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau, Frank Doubleday
Music: John Carpenter, Alan Howarth
Cinematography: Dean Cundey, George D. Dodge
Editing: Todd C. Ramsay
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), a couple days ago
Synopsis: New York City is a prison colony, and the inmates kidnap the president

My reaction
Concept:4/4 (Great)
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:1/4 (Bad)
Dialog:1/4 (Bad)
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:0/4 (Terrible) Most of the cast is just fine, and a few are even pretty good, but oh my god Kurt Russell.
Music:1/4 (Bad)
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (Bad, 1/4 (Bad)). I’m pretty sure this movie’s reputation is an elaborate prank. Lazy, half-baked piece of crap. How is this made by the same director as The Thing?
Objective Rating (Average):1.6/4 (Eh)


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