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  • Summary: Michael Pitt portrays a young man convicted to a California maximum-security prison under the three-strikes law, who becomes cellmates with a man (Guirgis) convicted of murdering his wife. (Kindred Media Group)
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  1. 60
    A cryptic and unsettling film.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    In the final analysis it all feels very much like a successful acting exercise that while psychologically acute, doesn't really bring much more to the table than what we've already gleaned from a few episodes of "Oz."
  3. The cruelty of the law has been better demonstrated with news stories, and unless you're a Californian with two strikes against you, I don't know why you'd want to do this movie to yourself.
  4. Reviewed by: Laura Kern
    40
    A stagy, only mildly compelling prison drama that ends up feeling like purgatory to all involved.
  5. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    40
    Becomes the umpteenth prison drama to focus on the lurid threat of forced submission.
  6. 25
    I wouldn't have thought it was possible to make a prison picture as utterly boring as Jailbait.

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