Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★½

"You're a cop!"
"I'm an asshole..."

Snake Plissken is one of the Greatest Movie Characters ever made, FACT!

In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is sent in to rescue him.

I couldn't think of anyone else who could have played Snake aside from Kurt Russell since Russell makes the role his own and puts a stamp on it and makes for a great anti-hero.

Whilst a lot of people hold this movie in high regard, I can't forgive it for it's bad pacing but apart from that I really did like this movie and can't wait to watch Big Trouble in Little China tomorrow, overall I'd check this one out if you're a Kurt Russell or John Carpenter fan.

7/10

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