William Golding and Alan Clarke... I saw more Schindler's List, Great Escape and Titanic. It even literally stole Titanic's ending. The definition of "schlock," even worse it manipulates essentially the most basic human emotion in one of the most despicable ways I've ever seen.
The Great Escape didn't invent the concept of escaping a prison any more than James Cameron invented a person sinking into water. Schlock? Coming from a person who gave Scarface a five-star rating? Not everything needs to be done à la Oscars. This isn't Shawshank. Frankly, if you can't see the waves of Golding or Clarke's "Scum" then you've must have watched a different movie.