The Escapist
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The Escapist
Scottish filmmaker Gillies MacKinnon directs the revenge thriller The Escapist. Escaped convict Ricky Barnes (Andy Serkis, Gollom in the Lord of the Rings trilogy) breaks into the house of commercial pilot Denis (Jonny Lee Miller) and kills his pregnant wife, Valerie (Paloma Baeza). The baby survives but Denis is too distraught to care for it, so relative Christine (Jodhi May) steps in to take over the parenting duties. Denis then stages an elaborate plan of revenge by faking his own death and turning into a criminal. After being caught and convicted, he makes several failed attempts at… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The whole thing's about as believable as an episode of 24 or Prison Break, but that's undoubtedly part of its charm..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"As a simple yet satisfying pulp-crime story from across the pond, The Escapist is quite a lot more entertaining than you'd logically expect."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
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