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826 Ratings

Escape from Alcatraz

Directed by Don Siegel
United States, 1979
Drama, Crime, Action


Frank Morris is a cunning bank robber who masterminded the elaborately detailed and, as far as anyone knows, ultimately successful escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz.

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Escape from Alcatraz Directed by Don Siegel

Critics reviews

One of [Siegel’s] best. The sex has been suppressed, sublimated into a fuzzy fear of prison rape. But ALCATRAZ is really about the marriage of a sensibility and a style—a thriller built on precise, unassuming competence. More effectively than Eastwood’s own ‘mystical’ Westerns (HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, PALE RIDER), ALCATRAZ withholds narrative closure. It’s the kind of movie that makes everything else on the block look hopelessly ingratiating.
February 13, 2015
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