Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★

It might not be Carpenter's best, and it may never even come close. What Escape from New York is though is a great mood piece. A film that sets the tone early on and never loses it's quiet atmospherics. The score is sparser than most Carpenter scores, which works to the films benefit. Kurt Russell basically invented eye-patch badassery. The film contains no decapitated statue of Liberty, it's just a great poster. As much as I don't love this film, I always feel the need to keep watching it. The feel of the film is everything, and I'd say there isn't really anything like it in that regard.

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