Escape Plan stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone and, really, that's all you need to know.
The veteran (read: old) actors star as prisoners who devise, well, an escape plan in order to get out of the most well-fortified prison ever constructed... but who really cares?
Are you really planning to see this film for the acting or the plot? It's Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. You wanna see fists fly and things blow up, right?
"Escape Plan" is mostly a gray, thudding metal machine of throwback exploitation, but the goateed, goofy Ah-nold is so happy to be in the thick of an old-school bruiser again that he makes it feel like the dumb-fun flashback party it is. - The Los Angeles Times
Schwarzenegger seems to be the only one here who correctly takes the film as a lark. - USA Today
Stallone and Schwarzenegger are stuck doing the best they can with a script that was clearly intended for very different types of performers, and that isn't quite as clever as it thinks it is. - Crave Online
It's not a movie about two old guys who come back, but a straight-ahead action movie meant to be taken on its own terms. - The San Francisco Chronicle
What do aging action stars do in their retirement? Nothing. Because they never retire. - Arizona Republic
All in all, "Escape Plan" does what it sets out to do. - The New York Times