Stallone and Schwarzenegger make an interesting duo in this film. Schwarzenegger gets most of the funny lines with Stallone playing it straight for the most part. Stallone plays Ray Breslin, an expert on escaping from high security prisons. He winds up placed in one in which his outside connections are cut off. He meets Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger), an inmate who is not all bad or all good. He helps Breslin get thrown into solitary confinement by fighting him. When Breslin throws his first punch, Rottmayer accuses him of fighting like a vegetarian. After Breslin wallops him the second time in the stomach, Rottmayer admits, with a strained response, “Not bad.”
Breslin and Rottmayer work on an escape plan, hence the title of the movie, but have a big obstacle. The prison they are in is afloat in the waters near Morocco. Although the film has entertaining moments to be sure, the violence and language categories place it well outside of Dove’s family friendly perimeters so this one doesn’t earn our Seal.