Ivica_Pusticki’s review published on Letterboxd:
They where showing this at Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival, on a big screen, and since I never watched it on a big screen (God knows I saw this on DVD and Blu Ray dozens of times) I didn't wanna miss this, no matter what!
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is one of my all time favorites, and one of my favorite Carpenter movies...I just love it! For some damn reason, I always find hard to express myself when it comes to movies that I truly love! I mean...what to say about ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK that wasn't already said before!? Not much I guess...
But if I have to say something, I would say that one of the main reasons why ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK works so well, even after so many years, is Kurt Russell. HE IS Snake Plissken...a charismatic pure badass mother fucker! He's Snake same as Arnie is Terminator, Stallone is Rambo, or Willis is
John McClane. He is simply irreplaceable in that role!
I have to admit that after so many years, movie does feel slightly dated, after all its a product of the 80's, and because of the budget constraints there are moments that feel a bit "slowish".
But still...this is one hell of a movie...a classic with fantastic cast, awesome soundtrack and so many memorable moments. Like I said, I love it!
P.S. its really a shame that Carpenter never did ESCAPE FROM EARTH. I think that movie would be awesome.