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  • Summary: A comedy about a prison escape with a musical twist. (Paramount Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. A minor comedy, though a major delight.
  2. 75
    There is not much here that comes as a blinding plot revelation, but the movie has a raffish charm and good-hearted characters, and like "The Full Monty" it makes good use of the desperation beneath the comedy.
  3. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    70
    It's what the Brits themselves might call fair to middling.
  4. 50
    This is mostly well-constructed fluff, which is all it seems intended to be.
  5. 50
    Pleasant and has not a few laughs.
  6. 50
    The movie moves predictably to its formulaic finale, which -- unwittingly perhaps -- reprises Plummer's own sugary classic, ''The Sound of Music.''
  7. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    30
    Chained to the floor by a script that isn't particularly funny, direction that goes for realism rather than stylization and an almost complete lack of comic timing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2

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