bs8098’s review published on Letterboxd:
Donald F*ing Pleasance as the President....
Need I say more!
Knowing me...yes I have more to say. haha
Escape from New York is cheesy, over the top and predictable, making it an awesome 80's action movie. Kurt Russell makes a brilliant all-too-serious Snake Plissken, and John Carpenter really pulled this together quite well. Growing up on this movie, it still today retains its enjoyability and fun. At no point did it feel dated, in fact if anything, it feels that much better, having the sounds, fashion and hairdo of the 80's.