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David Nusair’s “October Escape” Feels Like It Was Written on a Bus

In response to David Nusair’s 261‑word review of Escape Plan on Reel Film Reviews

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What can one really take away from David Nusair’s one paragraph critique monster known as “Escape Plan (October 30/13)?” The writing offers genuine critique, but the experience is almost over before one can say “Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. “ 

The structure of Plan (October cannot be critiqued because there is no structure. Nusair rambles in one breath and the work feels like the critic was on a bus somewhere and decided to write a review. “Submit” Well, that didn’t take too long.

Plan (October  is not horrible—it’s actually decent given the amount of content—however the concise criticism is simply not what one would expect from a scholar such as Nusair. Can’t the audience at least get one paragraph break? Perhaps a little Arnold/Sly breakdown?

A film such as Escape Plan has resulted in critics writing up something quick because apparently the film doesn’t deserve a normal critique. What does Nusair offer? Quick thoughts on subplots, Jim Caviezel and the finale. The casual reader may be willing to read Nusair’s work, but even Joe Q. Casual would at least expect to find some original thoughts on the performances of Schwarzenegger and Stallone.

Plan (October  lacks structure and feels rushed. Nusair could have written a much better review.    

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