The Escapist Reviews

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November 17, 2011
April 6, 2009
The movie was written specifically for Brian Cox, and it's a great fit.
April 6, 2009
This is down and dirty and raw.
April 3, 2009
The splintered viewpoints help with the monotony, but from the taunting of new inmates to the cell-block sadist, we've gone through all this before, right down to the final twists.
April 3, 2009
Too much of this movie about prison feels only like a movie about prison, with actors posing and directors getting poetic.
April 3, 2009
Shapes a standard prison-break drama into a metaphysical study of freedom and reparation.
November 1, 2018
Unfortunately, the depiction of prison life is predictable and the inmates are extremely dull stereotypes.
January 3, 2011
Prison drama breaks all the rules - and wins.
August 1, 2009
By keeping the focus on the humanity, Rupert Wyatt makes a strong debut as a writer/director here, and his film's got a great sense of low-budget style.
July 17, 2009
The two narrative tracks only really come together at the end, and meanwhile we have to work a bit too hard to keep track of it all.
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