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The Escapist

November 30, 2011

I enjoyed this film. It doesn’t break any new ground but it does provide a neat prison break. What I appreciate is The Escapist was directed by a first timer named Rupert Wyatt. Wyatt shows a lot of maturity and creates a neat atmosphere on a budget. It is no wonder he was chosen to direct Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

The movie centers around Brian Cox planning a prison break. He gathers an eclectic group of inmates and they plan the escape. The movie alternates between flash backs and the break out. I liked this aspect a lot. The alternating time frames kept the film moving while completely avoiding the dudes in prison clichés.

The Escapist is a decent flick that provides a lesson about filmmaking on a budget.

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