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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 29, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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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: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Jun 27, 2012
    8
    The final season was almost up to my expectations. People who are talking about the storyline or the tricks are ignoring the fact that final season was all about SYCLLA, and the relationship of the storyline to Syclla was just more than satisfactory. The creators did what was needed to be done. Expand
  2. 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 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
  3. Mar 3, 2014
    7
    The fourth season of Prison Break was tense, exciting and thought provoking. It grew a bit tiresome as it started to run out of ideas and introduce new characters which, for the first time in the series, seemed a bit forced. Still a great season and in no way a bad addition to the series. A great end to an amazing series. Expand
  4. 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 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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  5. Jun 25, 2012
    0
    one of the finest shows all time ever....mike should not 've died there should be sequel to PB5 i'm waiting for it...is there any other show which can beat PRISON BREAK?????? other than SHERLOCK Expand

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