• Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

“The Escapist” is a 2008 prison escape thriller film directed by . The film follows the story of Frank Perry, a lifer who is determined to escape from a high-security prison in order to see his estranged daughter.

The film uses a non-linear narrative structure to tell the story, alternating between scenes of the escape and flashbacks that reveal the characters' motivations and backstory. The cast includes , , and , among others.

“The Escapist” received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the film for its tense atmosphere, strong performances, and innovative narrative structure. 's portrayal of Frank Perry was particularly acclaimed, with critics noting his ability to convey the character's inner turmoil and desperation.

The film was nominated for several awards, including the Best British Independent Film award at the 2008 British Independent Film Awards. It also won the Best Actor award for at the 2008 Fantasporto International Film Festival.

Overall, “The Escapist” is a thrilling and well-crafted film that explores complex themes of family, redemption, and the nature of freedom. It's a must-watch for fans of prison escape movies and for those who appreciate films that challenge traditional storytelling conventions.

Directed by
Written by
Daniel Hardy
Produced by Adrian Sturges
Alan Moloney
Starring , , , , , , ,
Cinematography Philipp Blaubach
Edited by Joe Walker
Music by Benjamin Wallfisch
Distributed by Vertigo Films
IFC Films
Release date 20 June 2008 (United Kingdom)
Running time 102 minutes
Countries United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
Language English
Box office $388,174

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