“The Escapist” is a 2008 prison escape thriller film directed by Rupert Wyatt. 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 Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, and Damian Lewis, among others.
“The Escapist” received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the film for its tense atmosphere, strong performances, and innovative narrative structure. Brian Cox'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 Brian Cox 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||Rupert Wyatt|
|Written by||Rupert Wyatt
|Produced by||Adrian Sturges
|Starring||Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Seu Jorge, Dominic Cooper, Steven Mackintosh, Damian Lewis,|
|Edited by||Joe Walker|
|Music by||Benjamin Wallfisch|
|Distributed by||Vertigo Films
|Release date||20 June 2008 (United Kingdom)|
|Running time||102 minutes|
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