Civil Brand

Metascore
29

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
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  1. Reviewed by: Walter Dawkins
    60
    Film explores the abuses rampant in woman's prisons and the powerlessness of the inmates, while telling the uplifting story of one inmate, Frances (LisaRae).
  2. Although the film loses its way in the late going with a preponderance of melodramatic elements that dilute the more compelling social message, for much of its running time it packs a visceral punch, thanks in large part to a strong cast headed by LisaRaye, N'Bushe Wright and Mos Def.
  3. 40
    There are also strong flickers here of a film that might have been.
  4. 40
    There's way too much of the usual bonding, beatings, petty humiliation by guards, cat fights in the yard and trips to the hole.

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