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Jailbait (2004)

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A high school football player is accused of the statutory rape of his 16-year-old girlfriend in this made-for-MTV movie. TV's Matt Frewer stars. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

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Cast

Eric Trosman
as Corrections Officer
Ernest Trosman
as Corrections Officer
Brad Lee Wind
as Aryan Brotherhood Leader
Ray Wineteer
as Prisoner
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Critic Reviews for Jailbait

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

Disturbing and affecting.

August 31, 2006 | Rating: B-
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Claustrophobic and overwrought, Jailbait is an unpleasant excursion into gay panic mitigated somewhat by performances that are hard to shake.

August 18, 2006 | Rating: 2/4
Philadelphia Inquirer
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While the stars deliver highly committed performances, the static nature of the proceedings ultimately defeats them.

August 17, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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A stagy, only mildly compelling prison drama that ends up feeling like purgatory to all involved.

August 4, 2006 | Rating: 2/5
New York Times
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I wouldn't have thought it was possible to make a prison picture as utterly boring as Jailbait.

August 4, 2006 | Rating: 1/4
New York Post
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The cruelty of the law has been better demonstrated with news stories, and unless you're a Californian with two strikes against you, I don't know why you'd want to do this movie to yourself.

August 4, 2006 | Rating: 2/4
New York Daily News
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Audience Reviews for Jailbait

Stephen Adly Guirgis is pretty good in this film, but Michael Pitt is outstanding. His performance is unnerving in its realism and contains a rare amount of blatant honesty - one of the most transfixing pieces of acting from the year 2004. The script, although interesting in a strange way, is peppered with its share of flaws. The character dynamics are unique but they are also muddled at times. Overall I enjoyed the film, mostly for Michael Pitt's excellent work.

Mike T.
Mike T.

Super Reviewer

A very gripping, thought provoking film, no easy feat since it mainly only has two actors in it and most of the movie takes place in one room! Of course it helps that one of the actors is Michael Pitt - honestly I am yet to see him put in a bad performance in a movie. He is fantastic in this one as Randy, a teenager sentanced to 25 years in prison for a minor offence, playing the character with such vulnerability and honesty that you really feel for him. The part at the end where his cellmate gives him the speech about why he is his friend (not wanting to say too much and spoil it for anyone) is really horrifying because this guy is pretty much a monster, but there is actually truth in what he says as well. I found myself thinking about this one long after I had watched it and feeling very unsettled by it. Excellent and highly recommended.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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