Escape from New York

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Extremely dark '80s sci-fi classic is too intense for kids.

R 1981 99 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 8+

good 8 and up

great buy buy buy best movie ever

This title has:

Great messages
age 15+

Great Movie

Really good has one scene of nudity but its in the background and blurry. Also, you see a man holding a chopped off hand. Not much cursing

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

Movie Details

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