Breakout Kings: Season 1 (2011)


Season 1
Breakout Kings

Critics Consensus

Breakout Kings is a show that likes to take risks, but the execution is flat and other elements don't stand out from the rest of the procedural pack.



Critic Ratings: 27


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User Ratings: 26

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Air date: Mar 6, 2011
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Season one centers on a task force consisting of U.S. Marshals and convicted felons as they work together to track escaped prisoners on the run. In exchange, the felons will get time off their sentences for each fugitive they catch. However, if they try to escape, they will have steep consequences to pay. Highlights include: a woman escapes on a school bus, and an 18-wheeler crashes through prison walls.


Domenick Lombardozzi
as Ray Zancanelli
Jimmi Simpson
as Lloyd Lowery
Laz Alonso
as Charlie DuChamp
Brooke Nevin
as Julianne Simms
Malcolm Goodwin
as Sean 'Shea' Daniels
Serinda Swan
as Erica Reed
Andrew Jackson
as Kellen Stackhouse
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Critic Reviews for Breakout Kings Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (13)

Lombardozzi, so riveting in "The Wire," brings edge and energy to the production.

Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

There are only flashes of promise here.

Mar 6, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's nothing particularly striking or compelling here.

Mar 6, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

An exciting crime drama that adds to its appeal with some character types we don't often see.

Mar 6, 2011 | Full Review…

The tug between fulfilling their duty to the law or up and flying the coop themselves should give these convicts a tense instability. Instead, they can seem merely ditsy.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

For a show that starts out with so much energy, "Breakout Kings" quickly settles into a procedural rut.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Even forgetting the rather ridiculous idea of cops allowing hardened criminals free reign to chase after their fellow inmates, the show manages to juggle extremely flawed protagonists, who-dun-it mystery and classic chase elements.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

A&E's Breakout Kings is a terrific log-line in search of an actual premise.

Mar 6, 2011 | Full Review…

Breakout Kings could be good, especially if it's washed down with fries. It's gritty and entertaining. Just a little, well, imprisoned.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Silly? Yes. Intensely watchable? Also yes.

Apr 11, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breakout Kings: Season 1

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