Let's Go to Prison - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Let's Go to Prison Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Punk'd star in adult jail-house comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
July 28, 2009
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.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
As a comedy, Bob Odenkirk's penitentiary send-up is bootless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 24, 2008
evern less funny than brothers solomon
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies
June 21, 2007
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.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 17, 2007
...has its share of effective moments - most of which come courtesy of star Will Arnett...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kam Williams
March 27, 2007
Though sloppily edited like a bad B-movie, this poor man's version of Trading Places will undoubtedly resonate for anyone with a taste for gruesome gallows humor, and a desire to see a spoiled, rich kid get a taste of how the other half lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
89 minutes that drag on like, well, a prison sentence.
Jesse Hassenger
January 15, 2007
its off-kilter wit is displayed with stinginess (or is it laziness?).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 4, 2006
Oh gee, let's not.
| Original Score: 1/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 3, 2006
Let's not. And say we did.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
November 27, 2006
Prison makes its 84-minute running time feel like a five-year sentence with no chance for parole.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
November 23, 2006
It's hard to get laughs out of stuff that devolved into parody 10 or 20 years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 22, 2006
Life's too short.
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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
November 21, 2006
Consider this one disarmed and extremely pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
November 20, 2006
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
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
November 20, 2006
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 | Original Score: D
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 20, 2006
Arnett underplays to the point where he seems as shellshocked as his character, while Shepard seems to have forgotten that the film is supposed to be a comedy.
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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
November 20, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Dennis Harvey
November 20, 2006
Let's Go to Prison feels like an overextended sketch-comedy idea insufficiently filled out by subsidiary characters (few significantly figure) or standout setpieces.
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