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Let's Go to Prison Reviews

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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
November 20, 2006
This really isn't a comedy. It's more of a woolly spoof, stretched out to criminal lengths.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 20, 2006
Let's Go to Prison is a sly, very funny comedy that stays admirably deadpan every time you think its about to veer into gross-out territory.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 20, 2006
The writers of this movie should be sentenced to a comedy chain gang peeling bananas and making cream pies.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
November 20, 2006
Arnett has seven movies coming out within the next year. It seems safe, or at least optimistic, to assume that this is not going to be his high point. But he does make a consistently amusing Felix to Shepard's frustrated Oscar.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 20, 2006
The main crime in this movie is that the whole thing feels lazy -- it's as if they filmed the first draft of a script that still needed some trimming and sharpening.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
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
November 17, 2006
The elements of dark comedy, prison system satire, and juvenile gross-out gags eventually blend like the slop ladled out for inmates at feeding time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4