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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 29, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 108 Ratings

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  • Summary: Michael is reunited with Lincoln, as well as a couple of familiar faces, as they seek to rid themselves of The Company once and for all.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Aubry D’Arminio
    83
    Three major characters are killed tonight within the first hour of a pretty stellar premiere.
  2. Now it must find a way to become more than a routine action drama pitting plucky good guys against amoral, robotic bad guys. It's got the characters who can do that, though, and it's also streamlined its story enough so even a new viewer can figure out what's going on from tonight's back-to-back premiere episodes.
  3. 60
    It’s especially good when the mission is as preposterous as this one. True to Prison Break form, the new season is laid out as a series of tasks, the retrieval of The Company’s most vital information, stored on what is essentially a digital black book (as opposed to hole).
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    50
    The frantically violent mayhem, including a tasteless cannibalism gag, is paced swiftly enough that you can almost ignore the silliness of a show that isn’t above resurrecting characters long thought dead. Still, it beats last year’s miserable detour in a Panamanian sweatbox.
  5. I only made it through the first hour and then I gave up.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. ck
    Sep 18, 2008
    10
    One of the best shows on tv.
  2. JohnH
    Aug 1, 2009
    9
    The first two seasons of this show are every bit as good, if not better, than the first five seasons of the TV show 24. The third season only The first two seasons of this show are every bit as good, if not better, than the first five seasons of the TV show 24. The third season only has thirteen episodes. I think because of the writer strike they had to cut back. I would say it was almost as good as the first two. The fourth and final season of the show is probably on par to slighty better than the third volume. The Gretchen Morgan character added something special to the show and made the third season. Prison Break is a very under rated show. The acting, plot, and action are incredible. Teabag, and Alex Mahougn are probably the best actors on the show. Veronica Donavan was a very good character in the show, as well as Sarah Tancredi. To get you interested, this show starts off where Lincoln Burrows, the main character's brother, is on death row for a crime he really didn't commit. Later he finds out that he was set up by the Vice President, Caroline Reynolds. Lincoln's brother tries to get him out of prison before he is exacuted. This show has a spectactular plot going for it. You must see this! Expand
  3. Marc
    Aug 31, 2009
    9
    Excellent show, fantastic cast and what a finale. The fina feature lengthl show was brilliant especially how they explained how Micheals Excellent show, fantastic cast and what a finale. The fina feature lengthl show was brilliant especially how they explained how Micheals character made his final break. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2013
    7
    I thought that "Prison Break: Season 4" was better than Season 3. You really cannot trust any of the characters here. You think they're on theI thought that "Prison Break: Season 4" was better than Season 3. You really cannot trust any of the characters here. You think they're on the good side, but it turns out you're wrong. And Sarah's back! Don't worry, that's not a spoiler, she gets introduced in the first episode. Expand
  5. ColbyS.
    Sep 3, 2008
    7
    Sure, it's not the most intellectual show on TV, but it's fun. I was entertained the entire time despite the suspension of Sure, it's not the most intellectual show on TV, but it's fun. I was entertained the entire time despite the suspension of disbelief required. Far easier to watch than last season, I'll tune in next week. Expand
  6. May 25, 2013
    4
    Once again free from prison this season, like much of season two, loses its edge. Prison Break was always at its best with the tension ofOnce again free from prison this season, like much of season two, loses its edge. Prison Break was always at its best with the tension of trying to plan and execute a dangerous escape. Without this we are forced to focus on the overcomplicated and quite frankly dull plot regarding 'Scylla'.

    It's not all bad, the majority of the main characters are as good as ever and some scenes do recapture the original brilliance of the show but they are rare and far between. It is a shame that what was once one of the most original shows on TV had to bow out like this.
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  7. razaa.
    Sep 4, 2008
    0
    I cannot say how stupid the story line is, and how they dont even pretend to try to have to make the remotest possible sense. i am forced to I cannot say how stupid the story line is, and how they dont even pretend to try to have to make the remotest possible sense. i am forced to watch because i have to finish what i start but this is possibly the worst storyline I have seen in a decade. the hammy romantic scenes... the same music that always accompanies any scene where sarah tancredi's face happens to appear by chance.. somebody shoot me. Expand

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