Skip to main content

reviews

41
Based on 10 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Claustrophobic and overwrought, Jailbait is an unpleasant excursion into gay panic mitigated somewhat by performances that are hard to shake. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    An essentially two-character drama that would have been far more effective onstage, Brett C. Leonard's Jailbait is ultimately as claustrophobic as its setting. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    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." show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    I wouldn't have thought it was possible to make a prison picture as utterly boring as Jailbait. show more

  • 40
    Merle Bertrand Film Threat

    Tedious talk-fest. show more

  • 50
    Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle

    For venturesome viewers, Jailbait would make a potent late-summer palate cleanser in preparation for festival season, even if you wouldn't make a meal of it. show more

  • 60
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    A cryptic and unsettling film. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    Becomes the umpteenth prison drama to focus on the lurid threat of forced submission. show more

  • 40
    The New York Times

    A stagy, only mildly compelling prison drama that ends up feeling like purgatory to all involved. show more

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X