The Escapist

The Escapist Release Date: April 3, 2009

An extraordinarily visual and visceral thriller that had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the movie “The Escapist” stars Brian Cox as a man who is serving a life sentence in prison. When a letter informs him that his daughter is critically ill, he decides he must see her before it is too late and concocts an escape plan. He assembles a motley crew of unlikely companions each of whom possesses a special and necessary skill that will help with his far-fetched scheme. Juxtaposing the intricate preparations for the break-out with the actual escape itself, the film becomes an intense, existential drama about every man’s need to free himself from confinement and to redeem himself for past failings.

Genres: CrimeDramaThriller
Directed By: Rupert Wyatt
Runtime: 102 minutes
Studio: IFC
MPAA Rating Not Rated