Based on 52 votes and 20 reviews
Awesome flick. Guy Pearce witty comments were outstanding. Cant wait for the sequile!!! 5stars
3.5 stars, i thought it was entertaining. having said that, it won't win any academy awards. i really liked the acting job of the nut job villain.
loved the movie.
absurd plot, stupid ideas, but to be expected. still the cgi was interesting and some of the action was very good. a mid range renter.
waste of time and money
guy pierce was surprising: he made a decent wisecracking us ex-agent.
i usually like guy pearce..but boy..this is probably the first movie that i want to walk out on and demand my money back. to boot..i watched it as a free preview!
this is a fun, classic 80's-throwback action flick. the movie makes no apologies for being what it is, and when watched though those eyes, is a 100% pure fun thrill ride. the bad guys are really bad, the good guys - well, they're kinda bad, too and the whole thing comes together as a movie that can be described as a guilty pleasure. i enjoyed it, and look forward to purchasing it on bluray!
i can only reiterate previous viewers comments.. the special effects were less than spectacular and the ending much too quick... this movie is at best, a home viewed movie on dvd and not worth the time at the theatre.
not sure if this was supposed to be a warped kind of comedy or serious action. way too many puns and such gets a bit irritating at times. special effects where so so at best. ie.. the scene on the motorcycle was horrible. and the other scenes at the beginning of the movie looks like they where done by an amateur
guy pearce was awesome, so funny and great acting. only thing that sucks is when they jump in space they sink to earth instead of floating :s
love it great
an unlikely premise for its plot... nobody would spend massive amounts of money to house inmates for any reason in space; not even the reasons given in the movie. either way, the action was good, but the interaction between characters much too brief and too incomplete with so-so follow through and an ending that leaves one unfulfilled... way too underdeveloped storyline even though the visuals are pretty good (but nothing spectacular). it's just an 'okay' movie. however, i enjoyed [3 stooges] and [cabin in the woods] waaaaaaaaayyyy more!
entertaining, fun movie.
while the action was off the wall, the effects were touch and go. the characters were 2 dimensional leaving nothing for the audience to identify with. this delivered nothing the trailer promised.
we just went to see the movie (14-apr-2012). the trailers are better than the actual movie. the plot seem to be cut short in order to leave room for the ending which was lame. the main action character spoke very well with the american accent. that's my two cents worth.
i got a free pass to see this movie and i am so glad i didn't pay to go. this movie is absolutely brutal. guy pearce... you should be ashamed.
i liked this movie when i saw it the first time escape from new york
one of stallone's best non-rocky/rambo movies.