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

Let's Go to Prison Reviews

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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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 17, 2006
I cannot stress enough how unfunny Let's Go to Prison is.
| Original Score: 0/4
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 20, 2006
This really isn't a comedy. It's more of a woolly spoof, stretched out to criminal lengths.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
November 18, 2006
It has laughs, it has some cleverness, and it has a lot of problems. But it's not 'bad,' exactly. 'Dysfunctional' is more like it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
November 17, 2006
Since this stars Dax Shepard, a more appropriate title for Prison might've been Relentlessly Awful, Laugh-Free, Cinematic Torture Device.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 4, 2006
Oh gee, let's not.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 20, 2006
The writers of this movie should be sentenced to a comedy chain gang peeling bananas and making cream pies.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
November 18, 2006
A comedy of tremendous miscalculation that doesn't even have the conviction of its own stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jim Hemphill
November 20, 2006
Let's Go to Prison announces its desperation right from the opening credits, thanks to a montage of celebrity mug shots and arrest footage suggesting there are still laughs to be had at James Brown and Martha Stewart's expense.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 20, 2006
There's an interestingly ugly social comedy to be made about jail, but Let's Go to Prison isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
November 20, 2006
The movie's too dryly detached to even enjoy its own tastelessness: jokes constantly fall with the dull clatter of cutlery on the mess-hall floor, and the relentless abuse meted out to the hapless Biederman backfires by dint of sheer ritual repetition.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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
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
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
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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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
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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.
Jesse Hassenger
January 15, 2007
its off-kilter wit is displayed with stinginess (or is it laziness?).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Dustin Putman
November 18, 2006
A clueless, pointless, unfunny dud. The kind of movie where one can tell that the actors already know they're making a piece of crap.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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