Jail Bait Reviews

  • Jul 22, 2014

    Film noir done in Ed Wood's inimitable style. Written in collaboration with Alex Gordon, who co-wrote Bride of the Monster, this, unlike most Ed Wood films, has a pretty decent storyline and features a nice twist at the end. '50s pulp fiction which is far more enjoyable that many films which have vastly greater budgets and greater talent involved.

    Film noir done in Ed Wood's inimitable style. Written in collaboration with Alex Gordon, who co-wrote Bride of the Monster, this, unlike most Ed Wood films, has a pretty decent storyline and features a nice twist at the end. '50s pulp fiction which is far more enjoyable that many films which have vastly greater budgets and greater talent involved.

  • Mar 26, 2014

    reel B movie stuff here from the cheapo master ed wood jr

    reel B movie stuff here from the cheapo master ed wood jr

  • Aug 07, 2013

    Jail Bait was definitely an interesting movie. Probably one of Ed Woods best in the sense that it wasn't so bad its good. But in the sense of its wasn't half bad. I will say however that you could never get away with titling your movie "Jail Bait" in this day and age unless it was a porno. This movie definitely has some good elements such as the music and overall shooting. It looks great in black and white with the all the shots in the city. Jail Bait is an interesting story idea that is predictable but really fits into the cult movie status. It has some bad acting some weird dialogue but overall is a fun and entertaining ride. I will say that the music definitely reminded me of "Scooby-Doo" at times. See for yourself, but that's all I could really think of. It does have some ambiance that fits with the story really well. I won't give to much away about the plot because it is predictable. It could have been better but it does provide some cheap entertainment. Not a bad one, but a pass.

    Jail Bait was definitely an interesting movie. Probably one of Ed Woods best in the sense that it wasn't so bad its good. But in the sense of its wasn't half bad. I will say however that you could never get away with titling your movie "Jail Bait" in this day and age unless it was a porno. This movie definitely has some good elements such as the music and overall shooting. It looks great in black and white with the all the shots in the city. Jail Bait is an interesting story idea that is predictable but really fits into the cult movie status. It has some bad acting some weird dialogue but overall is a fun and entertaining ride. I will say that the music definitely reminded me of "Scooby-Doo" at times. See for yourself, but that's all I could really think of. It does have some ambiance that fits with the story really well. I won't give to much away about the plot because it is predictable. It could have been better but it does provide some cheap entertainment. Not a bad one, but a pass.

  • Jan 22, 2013

    Nope. Not good. Not even so bad its good. Sorry, Ed. A really boring Dragnet.

    Nope. Not good. Not even so bad its good. Sorry, Ed. A really boring Dragnet.

  • Jan 17, 2013

    Another hare-brained plot from Ed Wood, and plenty more examples of film-making at its worst.

    Another hare-brained plot from Ed Wood, and plenty more examples of film-making at its worst.

  • May 23, 2012

    Siguiendo con mi revival particular de este genio del cine trash, ahora mnos regala su particular vision del cine de gangsters. TAn terrible o incluso mas que Glen or Glenda, actores con la capacidad interpretativa de una madera, un guion que haria enrojecer de verguenza hasta a Uwe Boll, reciclaje de escenarios, actores que se mueren con un estilo que no se puede aguantar. Pero tal y como dije, el encanto que tienen estas peliculas no lo iguala ni siquiera el citado Uwe Boll. La diferenci es que Ed Wood sabia lo mal director que era, Uwe Boll sigue creyendo que es buen director...

    Siguiendo con mi revival particular de este genio del cine trash, ahora mnos regala su particular vision del cine de gangsters. TAn terrible o incluso mas que Glen or Glenda, actores con la capacidad interpretativa de una madera, un guion que haria enrojecer de verguenza hasta a Uwe Boll, reciclaje de escenarios, actores que se mueren con un estilo que no se puede aguantar. Pero tal y como dije, el encanto que tienen estas peliculas no lo iguala ni siquiera el citado Uwe Boll. La diferenci es que Ed Wood sabia lo mal director que era, Uwe Boll sigue creyendo que es buen director...

  • Feb 27, 2012

    I'm usually charmed by the eccentricities of Ed Wood's movies, but Jail Bait contains all the clunky aspects of Plan 9 From Outer Space without any of its endearing quirks. Focusing on a crook who gets plastic surgery to mask his identity, this revenge film is a tepid, cookie-cutter retread of the kind of plots one sees in tired police procedurals. B-Movie fans would be better off sticking to films where Wood exhibits more of his oddball personality.

    I'm usually charmed by the eccentricities of Ed Wood's movies, but Jail Bait contains all the clunky aspects of Plan 9 From Outer Space without any of its endearing quirks. Focusing on a crook who gets plastic surgery to mask his identity, this revenge film is a tepid, cookie-cutter retread of the kind of plots one sees in tired police procedurals. B-Movie fans would be better off sticking to films where Wood exhibits more of his oddball personality.

  • Jul 01, 2011

    Hilariously low budget and campy, but very entertaining. Sure there's some boring moments, (slow scene of car pulling out of driveway.... zzzzz) but the campy moments and stiff lines are hilarious. This is also Steve Reeves' first movie. The only real dramatic part is the surprise ending, which is equally as hilarious. Nice.

    Hilariously low budget and campy, but very entertaining. Sure there's some boring moments, (slow scene of car pulling out of driveway.... zzzzz) but the campy moments and stiff lines are hilarious. This is also Steve Reeves' first movie. The only real dramatic part is the surprise ending, which is equally as hilarious. Nice.

  • Mar 15, 2011

    Actually not bad, and not even by Ed Wood's standards.

    Actually not bad, and not even by Ed Wood's standards.

  • Aj V Super Reviewer
    Sep 05, 2010

    This isn't a well known movie of Ed Wood's, but I thought it was very good, especially the story. It's exciting and dramatic, but of course low budget and sort of cheesy, which I kinda liked. Anyway, if you like Wood's movies you should see this one too.

    This isn't a well known movie of Ed Wood's, but I thought it was very good, especially the story. It's exciting and dramatic, but of course low budget and sort of cheesy, which I kinda liked. Anyway, if you like Wood's movies you should see this one too.