Monday, April 4, 2016

No Escape (1994)

Director: Martin Campbell

Writers: Richard Herley, Michael Gaylin, Joel Gross

Composer: Graeme Revell

Starring: Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson, Kevin Dillon, Kevin J. O'Connor, Don Henderson, Ian McNeice, Jack Shepherd, Michael Lerner, Ernie Hudson, David Wenham

More info: IMDb

Tagline: No guards. No walls. No escape.

Plot: A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Does anyone know if Ray Liotta did this to pay alimony or something?  He just doesn't look like he's into this role sometimes.  I'm not big into the post-apocalyptic stuff like this but it's got a good cast and the beginning of a good story (again, not a fan of P-A flicks but I'm not opposed to them).  It's an OK movie with a few decent action scenes.  The location shooting in Australia was nice.  Hell, Stuart Wilson playing the leader of the violent tribe was great.  Maybe it's the MAD MAX vibe with the evil tribe versus the plainly dressed pacifists lead by Lance Henriksen that doesn't work for me.  It's not a bad film but I didn't find it all that entertaining.  The HBO DVD has the film in non-anamorphic widescreen.   The extras you get are the theatrical trailer (non-anamorphic widescreen), a making of featurette (6 min) and TV trailers.

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