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Jailbait Reviews

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Brian Holcomb
PopMatters
May 5, 2008
It's really not much fun watching the non drama of our hero Randy (Michael Pitt) staring at the walls and keeping the hands of the more brutish Jake from clawing up his skirt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Loaded with talent but not much else.
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
November 20, 2006
a grueling acting exercise
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 3, 2006
This is very hard to watch, a powerful and disturbing film about the inhuman conditions that exist within the American criminal-justice system...
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 31, 2006
Disturbing and affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
August 27, 2006
Photography from inside a shoe box makes for a dull film no matter how close up and personal.
| Original Score: 6/10
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
August 26, 2006
The stage origins are simply everywhere, but this debut feature is so fantastically acted that it inspires indulgence of its first-timers' mistakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
August 26, 2006
Jailbait takes less than 90 minutes to unspool, yet is filled with enough awkward silences to make my last date sound like the Dawson's Creek pilot.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 18, 2006
Claustrophobic and overwrought, Jailbait is an unpleasant excursion into gay panic mitigated somewhat by performances that are hard to shake.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 17, 2006
While the stars deliver highly committed performances, the static nature of the proceedings ultimately defeats them.
Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire
August 5, 2006
Not since Tom Arnold was employed as another horny criminal, one who tried awfully hard to sexually abuse Edward Furlong in 2000's "Animal Factory," has a penitentiary movie been so undone by a charisma-less performance.
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 4, 2006
In the final analysis it all feels very much like a successful acting exercise that while psychologically acute, doesn't really bring much more to the table than what we've already gleaned from a few episodes of Oz.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Laura Kern
New York Times
August 4, 2006
A stagy, only mildly compelling prison drama that ends up feeling like purgatory to all involved.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 4, 2006
I wouldn't have thought it was possible to make a prison picture as utterly boring as Jailbait.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
August 4, 2006
The cruelty of the law has been better demonstrated with news stories, and unless you're a Californian with two strikes against you, I don't know why you'd want to do this movie to yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
August 2, 2006
... the umpteenth prison drama to focus on the lurid threat of forced submission.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
July 15, 2006
Unless you like listening to graphic descriptions of gay sex, then don't waste your money."
| Original Score: 1.8/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 12, 2006
Jailbait argues that prison is an unpleasant place to spend time, but didn't Oz already destroy any remaining romantic notions about life behind bars years ago?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
August 26, 2006
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