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  • Prison Break may not hold up as a weekly series; it's much too soon to tell. But by and large it works as a two-hour premiere special, one that grabs your attention from its first scene to its startling cliffhanger ending. Show More

  • 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. Show More

  • 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). Show More

  • A clunker that's slow to build and never believable as it takes shape. Show More

  • It’s puzzling that the return of Prison Break takes so little advantage of all that potential, and offers up a incarceration saga that is by turns mechanical, grim and overly convoluted. Show More

  • It's utter nonsense. Mind-numbingly stupid. Worse yet, it's a bore. Show More

  • Three major characters are killed tonight within the first hour of a pretty stellar premiere. Show More

  • Like any over-the-top, conspiracy-laced concept, "Prison Break" will only work if viewers are giddily enticed to jump aboard the Willing Suspension of Disbelief Express. Show More

  • The acting here is first rate -- not a bad apple in the whole rotten bunch. Show More

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