Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★★

78/100

Escape from New York is one of the few films that feels like it was written by a group of imaginative 8-year-olds:

Iconic city turned into a high-security prison?

Check.

The president of the US is kidnapped after crashing into the city?

Check.

Nuclear warfare imminent?

Check.

A stoic badass is the only one to save the day?

Check.

And his name?

Snake Plissken

Check, check, and check.

Moody and pulse-quickening 80s synth score?

Check.

Main antihero injected with deadly poison capsules that are timed?

Check.

A car with chandeliers on the sides?

Fuck yeah.

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