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Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)



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S. Craig Zahler (BONE TOMAHAWK) returns with his sophomore feature, BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99. An exhilarating exercise in analog violence, CELL BLOCK follows the brutal exploits of a former boxer who finds himself incarcerated after a drug deal goes wrong. Trapped in a maximum security facility, he must fight to stay alive and to protect those he loves.


Vince Vaughn
as Bradley Thomas
Don Johnson
as Warden Tuggs
Jennifer Carpenter
as Lauren Thomas
Rob Morgan
as Jeremy
Fred Melamed
as Mr. Irving
Dan Amboyer
as Longman
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Critic Reviews for Brawl in Cell Block 99

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

At two hours and 15 minutes, the movie doesn't exactly justify its heft, but it maintains a fascinating air of morbidity as it builds toward a twisted climax.

September 15, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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It's the rare movie that truly evokes the grindhouse '70s, because it means everything it's doing. It's exploitation made with vicious sincerity.

September 4, 2017 | Full Review…

This is an American film that's daring in potentially alienating ways. I was not alienated myself but rather disturbed and delighted.

September 2, 2017 | Full Review…

The movie reinvents Vince Vaughn as a human demolition machine who's also a devoted family man, and it should find favor among pulp-hungry fanboys.

September 2, 2017 | Full Review…

It's the brains behind the brawn that makes Brawl in Cell Block 99 one of the year's highlights in the action genre.

September 17, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

[Vince] Vaughn's stoic, borderline-sociopathic charisma is [Craig] Zahler's greatest asset here.

September 15, 2017 | Full Review…

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