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Escape from New York 1981

A rough and enjoyable film built on a great character in Snake and a great performance from Russell.

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So awesome! One of my favorites. Never losses its punch.

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Shouldn't be as watchable as it is. A lot of the time not much is happening, but it's well shot and has a great atmosphere as well as having larger than life characters. There is an ongoing feeling of tension and of stealth movement in New York. It did feel like it's own little world and there are many simular movies in the same setting that fail.

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Movies usually only reach cult status when they are so bad they are good but here is an exception. The action is not great, the story is not great, but there is something entertaining going on. It is surely not the musical score which sounds like it was done on a Toys 'R Us synthesizer by a 12 year old. I think I heard a part in there that was sampled for the Doogie Howser M.D. intro theme. Some great shots of Adrienne Barbeau, great one-liners, and Ernest Borgnine seal the deal of this cult classic

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One of the best from John Carpenter and Kurt Russell. I was just never a fan of the musical score. It's a little bland. Carpenter has done better scores, like Halloween.
I don't know, just never found the score to fit the plot or Snake. Sounds more like it belong in a movie like War Games.

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You ain't a pimp unless you got hydraulics in the back AND chandeliers in the front baybee... A true perfect 10 isn't defined by the actors or the script or the effects but by the REPLAY value...write that down

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I expected more. Slow.

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