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Escape from Alcatraz

No one can escape from Alcatraz, right? Try telling that to lifer Frank Morris. In 29 years, this seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and 'Birdman' Robert Stroud, was only broken once by three inmates never heard of again.
Keywords:  #Clint Eastwood #Don Siegel #Escape from Alcatraz #Patrick McGoohan #Roberts Blossom
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Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It's one of those very difficult exercises in which large emotions, like the compulsion to be free, are reflected in minute actions, like the chipping away at stone with a pocket nail clipper.
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Shadows on the Wall
June 12, 2004
Classy and intriguing.
November 13, 2009
Siegel stages it all like a collection of haikus, all grilled corners and hard camera pans, not a single wasted frame
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
It's an austere depiction of the tedious routines of prison life, and of the courage and strength of spirit needed in coping with unpleasant warders, tough fellow-inmates, and a life sentence.
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Tolucan Times
September 21, 2004
Eastwood and McGoohan make this work.
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 01, 2010
One of the better prison break films.
April 17, 2005
Eastwood adds a lot of grit to this entertaining prison flick.
New York Times
May 20, 2003
What Mr. Siegel has made is fiction, a first-rate action movie that is about the need and the decision to take action, as well as the action itself.
Common Sense Media
April 15, 2015
Quiet, tense prison break drama has violence, profanity.
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Combustible Celluloid
June 18, 2009
Escape from Alcatraz was the last of five films that Don Siegel directed with Clint Eastwood, and it's the end of an impeccable track record.
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March 26, 2009
Escape from Alcatraz is relentless in establishing a mood and pace of unrelieved tension.
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Annabelle: Creation
IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...