Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★★

Miniatures, black-lit wireframes, pumping synths, thrills and chills. Another gritty and low budget Carpenter flick with a narrative that is constantly driving the film forwards—with its literal ticking-clock plot devices that mean life or death. Betrayal, suspense, 24 hours and good times. Just an utterly over-the-top, hectic, dystopian cheese-fest and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I mean, he shoots a circle in a wall just to jump through it. Come on people.

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