Jailbait
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A high school football player is accused of the statutory rape of his 16-year-old girlfriend in this made-for-MTV movie. TV's Matt Frewer stars. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Disturbing and affecting."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A stagy, only mildly compelling prison drama that ends up feeling like purgatory to all involved."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"It's really not much fun watching the non drama of our hero Randy (Michael Pitt) staring at the walls and keeping the hands of the more brutish Jake from clawing up his skirt."
‑ Brian Holcomb, PopMatters
"This is very hard to watch, a powerful and disturbing film about the inhuman conditions that exist within the American criminal-justice system..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Jailbait takes less than 90 minutes to unspool, yet is filled with enough awkward silences to make my last date sound like the Dawson's Creek pilot."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"Claustrophobic and overwrought, Jailbait is an unpleasant excursion into gay panic mitigated somewhat by performances that are hard to shake."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"I wouldn't have thought it was possible to make a prison picture as utterly boring as Jailbait."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Loaded with talent but not much else."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Photography from inside a shoe box makes for a dull film no matter how close up and personal."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Not since Tom Arnold was employed as another horny criminal, one who tried awfully hard to sexually abuse Edward Furlong in 2000's "Animal Factory," has a penitentiary movie been so undone by a charisma-less performance."
‑ Brandon Judell, New York Theatre Wire
"While the stars deliver highly committed performances, the static nature of the proceedings ultimately defeats them."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"a grueling acting exercise"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"The stage origins are simply everywhere, but this debut feature is so fantastically acted that it inspires indulgence of its first-timers' mistakes."
‑ Marrit Ingman, Austin Chronicle
"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."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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