Escape From Death Row
release year:1976 genre:crime drama/action viewing setting:home VHS, 8/29/98 what I expected:some old prison movie what I got:average crime buddy/buddy film
synopsis:old mob boss lands in jail, makes a friend, escapes, and seeks revenge
impressions:It was totally average, and totally 70s. It seemed like it was trying to be a buddy-buddy movie, with the aging crimelord and the young, cocky punk. It just didn't work for me, though, and I found myself becoming bored. There were a few decent fistfights, but they didn't make up for the overall slowness of the movie. I want to make a point here, about the packaging: someone spent a good bit of time and effort on the cover of this movie, making it seem more appealing so that people would rent it. I have to wonder if there is a whole squad of people out there, dedicated to this task of making terrible movies look like good movies on the video store shelves.
acting:Unexceptional. I would have expected better from Lee Van Cleef; he must have needed some quick cash.
final word:Not really worth the time.
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