• R, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Bob Odenkirk
    In Theaters:
    Nov 17, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 6, 2007
  • Universal Pictures

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Let's Go To Prison Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Punk'd star in adult jail-house comedy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2011
Brian Marder

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2008
Kam Williams

Though sloppily edited like a bad B-movie, this poor man's version of Trading Places will undoubtedly resonate for anyone with a taste for gruesome gallows humor, and a desire to see a spoiled, rich kid get a taste of how the other half lives.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 2/4

March 27, 2007
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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Let's Go to Prison is a sly, very funny comedy that stays admirably deadpan every time you think its about to veer into gross-out territory.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

November 20, 2006
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online

Odenkirk's visual sense ain't the greatest, but he definitely knows funny.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: B+

November 17, 2006
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Shepard's character periodically rattles off damning statistics about America's booming prison industry, but most of the gags are of the don't-drop-the-soap variety.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 28, 2009
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

As a comedy, Bob Odenkirk's penitentiary send-up is bootless.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 23, 2009

evern less funny than brothers solomon

| Original Score: 1.5/4

April 24, 2008
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

The short and the sweet of it: Let's Go to Prison is one of the worst pieces of Hollywood garbage I have ever seen.

Full Review Source: Calgary Movies

June 21, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...has its share of effective moments - most of which come courtesy of star Will Arnett...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

May 17, 2007
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

89 minutes that drag on like, well, a prison sentence.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Jesse Hassenger

its off-kilter wit is displayed with stinginess (or is it laziness?).

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 15, 2007
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Oh gee, let's not.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

December 4, 2006
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Let's not. And say we did.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

December 3, 2006
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Prison makes its 84-minute running time feel like a five-year sentence with no chance for parole.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

November 27, 2006
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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It's hard to get laughs out of stuff that devolved into parody 10 or 20 years ago.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

November 23, 2006
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Life's too short.

Full Review

November 22, 2006
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Consider this one disarmed and extremely pointless.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0/5

November 21, 2006
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

If movies could be punished, Let's Go to Prison would be sent to solitary confinement for impersonating a prison comedy.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

November 20, 2006
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

As crazy and subversive as Let's Go to Prison's makers might believe it to be, it's too undisciplined and predictable to amount to anything

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: D

November 20, 2006
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