• 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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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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

I cannot stress enough how unfunny Let's Go to Prison is.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 0/4

November 17, 2006
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This really isn't a comedy. It's more of a woolly spoof, stretched out to criminal lengths.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

November 20, 2006
Eric D. Snider

It has laughs, it has some cleverness, and it has a lot of problems. But it's not 'bad,' exactly. 'Dysfunctional' is more like it.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C+

November 18, 2006
Brian Orndorf

Since this stars Dax Shepard, a more appropriate title for Prison might've been Relentlessly Awful, Laugh-Free, Cinematic Torture Device.

Full Review Source: OhmyNews.com | Original Score: F

November 17, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Oh gee, let's not.

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

December 4, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The writers of this movie should be sentenced to a comedy chain gang peeling bananas and making cream pies.

| Original Score: 0.5/4

November 20, 2006
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

A comedy of tremendous miscalculation that doesn't even have the conviction of its own stupidity.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 0/4

November 18, 2006
Jim Hemphill

Let's Go to Prison announces its desperation right from the opening credits, thanks to a montage of celebrity mug shots and arrest footage suggesting there are still laughs to be had at James Brown and Martha Stewart's expense.

| Original Score: 1/4

November 20, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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There's an interestingly ugly social comedy to be made about jail, but Let's Go to Prison isn't it.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 0.5/4

November 20, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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The movie's too dryly detached to even enjoy its own tastelessness: jokes constantly fall with the dull clatter of cutlery on the mess-hall floor, and the relentless abuse meted out to the hapless Biederman backfires by dint of sheer ritual repetition.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 20, 2006
Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
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Because the movie can't bring itself to take that leap into full-on absurdity, the characters and comic opportunities stay confined to their cells.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 20, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dustin Putman

A clueless, pointless, unfunny dud. The kind of movie where one can tell that the actors already know they're making a piece of crap.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 0.5/4

November 18, 2006
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