An action/adventure film with political pretensions, NO ESCAPE is a futuristic PAPILLON in ROAD WARRIOR drag. Despite a better than average cast, NO ESCAPE is a less entertaining film than, say, 1993's less ambitious FORTRESS.
In the year 2022, when corporations control the prison system, military killer John Robbins (Ray Liotta) is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his commanding officer (we later learn the officer commanded Robbins to take part in a civilian massacre). "Death is the only way out," chirps
the warden (Michael Lerner) by way of welcome, and it quickly becomes apparent that the prisons of the future are just as bad as today's prisons,...