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The new film "Escape Artist" passionately poses the question of whether one person can still make a difference in contemporary America
toddcunningham-601724 April 2017
The new film "Escape Artist" passionately poses the question of whether one person can still make a difference in contemporary America, in which the government, military, corporations and the media call the shots for the happily distracted masses.

Alex Miller plays James Patrick, a young man with a troubled past whose teenage rebelliousness turns into a personal crusade, then a social media-fueled cultural phenomenon and finally a massive rebellion that threatens to bring down the nation in the film produced by James Garrett.

The timely political drama was also written & directed by James Garrett and created based on his music album "Escape Artist" under his artist name "Only Now Existing (O N E)."

That's also the name of the movement – the O N E MOVEMENT -- complete with de rigueur stylish tats – that's driven by social media and captures the hearts and minds of disenfranchised Americans and sets the stage for a climactic Election Day showdown in the film.

In the aftermath of a tawdry 2016 presidential campaign, a film that puts the spotlight on the issues that truly matter to us, the power of social media to sway presidential elections and expose corrupt power structures, and stumps for individual thought rather than swallowing bromides, "Escape Artist" could not be more relevant.

-- Todd Cunningham, 'The Wrap'
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10/10
O.N.E Escape Artist is revolutionary!
Megan589212 April 2017
O.N.E Escape Artist will be starting conversations about major issues in today's society and sends a constant reminder that it is important to think for ourselves in this world. This movie sets a different perspective for it's audience and society overall. The acting was very good, and I most certainly recommend this film!
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9/10
This is what America needs now!
katesurinskaya15 April 2017
An honest view on flaws and blindness of people, influenced by trends and what they've been told without even processing the information. The story is there, the cast was great, and what i loved about this movie is it's original music, written and produced by the director. The only suggestion i could give to the director as a viewer - movie was a little bit too long, some scenes were repetitive and to cut it for about 15 min would be perfect. Otherwise, well done James, and I wish you success on this one and future projects.
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10/10
Great Movie from an Emerging New Talent
jrrusso-616812 October 2018
Perceptive and wise, "Escape Artist" tells the tale of a young man trying to make sense of a world that he doesn't fit into. A great analogy for the trying times that we now find ourselves in, it gives the warning that you may want to inspire others but there is an inherent price in everything. I look forward to what comes next.
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9/10
Very Cool Movie
spencergillman-4956914 April 2017
I had the chance to see this movie at the New York premiere and I gotta say, I've never seen anything like it. The movie has a Fight Club-ish feel but what's cooler than that is the soundtrack came first when the guy wrote it, so the music is a major component... like Pink Floyd The Wall but more movie than music video.

Very cool, very deep movie about the power of social media to expose what's really going on behind the scenes in politics. Highly recommended.
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