Video Review

Video Review: 'No Escape' (1994)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Lance Henriksen and Ray Liotta

The year: 2022. The place: a jungle island where the corrupt U.S. prison system secretly dumps incorrigible convicts. Liotta plays one such criminal, a lethal ex-soldier who joins the relatively civilized Insiders as they defend their camp against the savage Outsiders. The warfare seems equally inspired by Rambo, Escape From New York, and the Mad Max films. The characters, however, are reasonably original. Some of them even discuss such concepts as atonement and redemption. A macho action flick with $10 words? Now, that's a concept. B

Originally posted Oct 14, 1994 Published in issue #244 Oct 14, 1994 Order article reprints