Prison Break: Season 5 (2017)

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Season 5
Prison Break

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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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Critic Ratings: 33

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User Ratings: 701

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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 4, 2017
2
Air date: Apr 11, 2017
3
Air date: Apr 18, 2017
4
Air date: Apr 25, 2017
5
Air date: May 2, 2017
6
Air date: May 9, 2017
7
Air date: May 16, 2017
8
Air date: May 23, 2017
9
Air date: May 30, 2017

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Seven years after the events of series 4, Lincoln and Sara learn that Michael is still alive in a prison in Yemen.

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Critic Reviews for Prison Break Season 5

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (14)

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

Apr 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.

Apr 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.

Apr 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.

Apr 3, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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After a crackling good start, Prison Break begins to wobble but doesn't quite topple in succeeding hours.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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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.

Apr 5, 2017 | Full Review…

I was fascinated the entire time and thought there were a great amount of plot twists. There was a character for everyone. No one was quite like the other, which definitely added to the beauty of this show.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

My hope is that this will satisfy whatever itch the show's die-hards had to elicit this revival, if only to finally put an end to all of this.

Mar 23, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The show is as fast-moving as ever, with a trio that includes Sucre and C-Note all heading to super-dangerous Yemen to plan another big breakout as promised in the title.

Apr 4, 2017 | Full Review…

The question remains: Other than an effort to goose ratings with the return of a familiar title, is there really any creative reason for more Prison Break? Probably not.

Apr 4, 2017 | Full Review…

It's utter nonsense. Mind-numbingly stupid. Worse yet, it's a bore.

Apr 4, 2017 | Full Review…

The nostalgia works against the show.

Apr 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Prison Break: Season 5

  • Jun 10, 2020
    Definitely enjoyed this season the least. I'd still give it a slight recommendation though. I don't think the writers put as much effort into the story as they did in past seasons. As much as I felt this season wasn't necessary and that everything could have ended in Season 4, I feel a new one is warranted now to make up for this one.
  • Apr 24, 2020
    Great comeback! Fox should do a season 6 for the show.
  • Apr 17, 2020
    Despite what everyone had said about this season, I enjoyed it very much, taking on a new culture and religion integrated into the franchise was phenomenal. Satisfied with the ending of [Micheal, Sarah, and Lincoln]. Watching again soon!
  • Apr 17, 2020
    Three Words to Describe the SEASON: MUST SEE TV
  • Feb 18, 2020
    I liked the return of Prison Break. It was like talking to an old friend that you didnt see in years. Aged better then you would think, and As nice as you remember him.
  • Feb 06, 2020
    This tv show is a masterpiece, it's so well done everything is perfect I just hope one day soon the creators will make a season Six.
  • Dec 26, 2019
    Did not like this series.. Disappointing after a long wait.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    I love love love Prison Break! I'll binge watch from seasons 1-4 from start to finish every few years just because I miss seeing their faces lol. Seasons 1 and 2 are amazing, action packed with so many unexpected twists, turns and comedic touches. It was so dope when they finally got out and then the search for the money was awesome. Seeing all the guys go after the money was probably my favorite part of all seasons. I love the cast: Linc is the man, Michael is just genius, I wish Abruzzi stayed on longer, loved Sucre and Mike's friendship and Sucre's obsession with Maricruz lol, I had so much respect for C-Note and his love for his family, Mahone was great too and I will always have a love hate relationship for T-Bag lol! Season 3 was good too, enough episodes to make PB still stand strong. I wish C-Note was in more episodes in seasons 3-4. I did enjoy the beginning of season 4 but toward the end, the intro of Michael and Lincoln's mom was so left field, I just wanted the season to end. I cried on the last episode, it was sad and bittersweet how things started and ended all because of Michael's plan to save Lincoln. Now after reading season 5 reviews, (spoilers ahead) I was indifferent about whether to watch. Some said don't, others said watch it but I would have to agree that season 4 should have been the conclusion of the series. Season 5 felt like a whole new show that didn't quite make sense. Michael coming back from the dead, Linc digging up his grave and all the other little clues to find him and then Michael to deny he was Michael in Ogygia, was TOO MUCH! I didn't like it and it just felt like a whole different show to me. Once I started watching, I had to finish until the end. I will say I enjoyed the episodes back in the States more than anything. In conclusion, the first 2 seasons will always be golden!! Seasons 3-4 were good but season 5 was literally written just to pass the time. Even in the ending scene ep9, Michael wasn't even near little Michael at the park which was just odd to me especially since he faked his death for him and Sara. To each it's own but if you're a true fan watch and judge for yourself!
  • Aug 30, 2019
    It's so bad and I love it. There's a charm in the stupidity of this show that just keeps me watching no matter how hard it is to believe what I am watching.
  • Aug 01, 2019
    absolute and utter dogshit. if you're a fan of the series, DO NOT watch after season 4.

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