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Nothing here is as clever as it is desperately trying to be, but Stallone and Schwarzenegger are game to give us a good time. I’m “biast” (pro): have a sneaking fangirl affection for Stallone and Schwarzenegger

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Arnie! Sly! They’re old! They’re still in damn good shape for old guys, and still able to pull off Hollywood action nonsense in a fairly plausible manner, as Hollywood nonsense goes. So it’s not their chronological ages — 66 and 67, respectively — that makes them seem unfashionably dated here. It’s the complete lack of appreciation for how much the world has changed since the 1980s, when they were in their Hollywood-nonsense prime, which Escape Plan appears to be hoping to evoke.

It wouldn’t take much for the setting here — a secret, remote, privately funded for-profit »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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