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Based on 13 Critics
  • 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. show more

  • Exploitation shamelessly posing as empowerment, Neema Barnette's self-congratulatory drama about women in prison promises to reveal shocking truths. show more

  • There's no question that Civil Brand has an ambitious premise, but it feels boxed in by the standard prison-movie formula. show more

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