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Elements of Orwellian science-fiction and old-fashioned prison dramas are combined in this futuristic action film, as an unjustly imprisoned couple attempts to escape from a high-tech jail known as The Fortress. The Fortress is the tool of a repressive government, an imposing, computerized hell, featuring lasers for cell bars, robot guards, computerized brainwashing, and the like. Still, some things never change, including the presence of an evil warden, who harasses the pretty wife while her husband frantically searches for a way out. The special effects and design work are effective,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An action-packed sci-fi treat"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"It treats its audience with open sadism, and offers nothing to compensate us for our pain."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"The perfect confluence of prison movie, R-rated sci-fi, Stuart Gordon, and Christopher Lambert. I couldn't ask for much more."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Stuart Gordon pulls off some of this, but Re-Animator it ain't"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"Stuart Gordon makes Christopher Lambert tolerable in this surprisingly exciting sci-fi actioner."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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