Let's Go To Prison
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Bob Odenkirk's jail comedy Let's Go to Prison!, stars Will Arnett as Nelson Biederman IV, the son of a judge who ends up being sentenced to serve time in Rossmore State Penitentiary. During one of his rare stints out of incarceration, career criminal John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard) learns of the conviction. John holds a grudge against Nelson's father and decides to get his revenge by going back to jail and making Nelson's stay there as horrible as possible. Chi McBride co-stars as a fellow inmate. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Shepard's character periodically rattles off damning statistics about America's booming prison industry, but most of the gags are of the don't-drop-the-soap variety."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Arnett underplays to the point where he seems as shellshocked as his character, while Shepard seems to have forgotten that the film is supposed to be a comedy."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Punk'd star in adult jail-house comedy."
‑ Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media
"The short and the sweet of it: Let's Go to Prison is one of the worst pieces of Hollywood garbage I have ever seen."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Calgary Movies
"89 minutes that drag on like, well, a prison sentence."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Prison makes its 84-minute running time feel like a five-year sentence with no chance for parole."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"Because the movie can't bring itself to take that leap into full-on absurdity, the characters and comic opportunities stay confined to their cells."
‑ Michael Ordoņa, Los Angeles Times
"As a comedy, Bob Odenkirk's penitentiary send-up is bootless."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"...has its share of effective moments - most of which come courtesy of star Will Arnett..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"its off-kilter wit is displayed with stinginess (or is it laziness?)."
‑ Jesse Hassenger, Filmcritic.com
"It's hard to get laughs out of stuff that devolved into parody 10 or 20 years ago."
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"Let's Go to Prison feels like an overextended sketch-comedy idea insufficiently filled out by subsidiary characters (few significantly figure) or standout setpieces."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"evern less funny than brothers solomon"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Though sloppily edited like a bad B-movie, this poor man's version of Trading Places will undoubtedly resonate for anyone with a taste for gruesome gallows humor, and a desire to see a spoiled, rich kid get a taste of how the other half lives."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Oh gee, let's not."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
More reviews for Let's Go To Prison on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This

Idiocracy (2006)