Director: Rupert Wyatt

Country: UK

Year: 2009

THE ESCAPIST is the first full feature film by director Rupert Wyatt who went on after this to direct RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. The film stars Brian Cox, Damian Lewis and few other familiar British actors. As the title hints, the film, as many prison films, is about a few convicts planning to escape prison.

Although the story is simple and appears as if it is straightforward with nothing new to add to this genre, the film surprisingly delivers quite a different experience with a nice twist at the end. Still the film has all the classical prison movie elements from drug dealing to the big boss in the prison.

From the beginning, the film tells the story in two different time lines. The first one shows the story from the start to the moment of escape, whereas the second one takes off from the escaping scene till the end. There a small gap in between the two time lines which explains things at the end. The way the film was directed is very unique in this genre and provides a different approach to prison films. If you are a fan of this genre, then you should not miss on this one.

  • Anonymous

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