(2013) (Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Action: A prison security consultant, who specializes in showing how to break out from such facilities, must contend with being imprisoned in a secret, high tech prison from which escape seems impossible.
- Ray Breslin (SYLVESTER STALLONE) is a master escape artist, although his line of work isn't as a stage magician. Instead, he's the co-owner -- along with Lester Clark (VINCENT D'ONOFRIO) -- of Breslin-Clark, a firm that specializes in testing the integrity of maximum security prisons. Having now successfully escaped from 14 prisons through his careful observation of every aspect of those facilities, his work has drawn the attention of the CIA that wants him to test their latest high-tech prison.
Ray's employees -- Hush (CURTIS "50 CENT" JACKSON) and Abigail (AMY RYAN) -- don't like the terms of the multi-million dollar offer, namely due to too many unknowns as well as changes in their normal protocol for working such gigs. Undeterred, Ray agrees to take the job, unaware that he's going to be abducted and rendered unconscious, have his tracking chip removed from his body, and be inserted into a prison unlike any he's encountered before.
It's run by Warden Hobbs (JIM CAVIEZEL) who uses his lead guard, Drake (VINNIE JONES), and their various masked and heavily armed guards to keep order in the place. Not only is Ray surprised to learn the warden is a different man than he had been promised by the CIA lawyer, but that his secret code word to be let go means nothing to Hobbs.
Thus, he ends up with the rest of the prison population, including rough-looking prisoners such as Javed (FARAN TAHIR) and Emil Rottmayer (ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER). The latter takes an immediate interest in Ray that makes the latter wary of his motives, but the two soon team up in hopes of finding a way out. With Hobbs and Drake keeping a close eye on them, they utilize any opportunity they can find, including the prison's resident physician, Dr. Kyrie (SAM NEILL), to come up with a plan to escape from the place.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're fans of either of the leads or action films in general, they might show some interest (mainly teens).
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For violence and language throughout.
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