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The Escapist

The Escapist
  • 2008
  • UK/Ireland
  • 101 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rupert Wyatt
  • Written by: Rupert Wyatt, Daniel Hardy
  • Cast: Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Seu Jorge, Dominic Cooper, Steven Mackintosh, Damian Lewis
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This smart and tough British prison escape thriller, written with Cox in mind, follows a lifer locked up in a brutal south London prison who masterminds a daring escape. Set during a crawl through dank subterranean tunnels with the history filled in with flashbacks, Cox's performance is excellent, giving real heart to a cracking but grim film.

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The Escapist

19 Jun 20084 stars

THRILLER (15) 101min The origins of this smart and tough British prison escape thriller lie in a short film, 2004’s Get The Picture, which writer-director Rupert Wyatt made with actor Brian Cox as a showcase for his evidently considerable talents. Cox…

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