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Prison Break: Season 5 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Prison Break recaptures some of its old urgency in its return, but familiar faces and frenetic action aren't enough to make up for a plot that manages to bore while beggaring belief.

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An engineer gets himself incarcerated so he can spring his death-row brother (framed for a crime he didn't commit) in this taut drama. Michael's success is followed by he and his fellow escapees on the lam in Season 2---and back in prison, this time in Panama, in Season 3. In Season 4, the crew, back in the U.S., chase the nefarious Company. And a Season 5 revival picks up after Michael's apparent death, with Sara and Lincoln teaming up to investigate clues that point to his still being alive.

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For a 45-minute blast of nostalgia or a bit of (literal) escapism, Prison Break does the job. Just make sure you've suspended your disbelief before you watch.

April 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

But while TV in general has changed, Prison Break really hasn't, as seen in tonight's season premiere. Billed as an event series, the show remains true to its goofy nature, with just a few surprises thrown into the mix.

April 5, 2017 | Full Review…

The not-so-good news about Prison Break is that the suspension of disbelief it requires is simply a bridge too far.

April 4, 2017 | Full Review…

With the action going from 0 to 80 m.p.h. about 10 minutes into the premiere, this Prison Break wants to recapture its old urgency -- and some of its old fans will likely stick around for the ride.

April 3, 2017 | Full Review…

At its best, Prison Break is kind of the Fast & Furious of episodic television -- not taking itself too seriously and providing equal amounts of crazy plot twists, action sequences and cheesy dialogue.

April 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Some whoppers in terms of story and logic, but this is the long-awaited fifth season of Prison Break, after all. You expected otherwise? A solid start.

April 3, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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