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Civil Brand Reviews

October 16, 2003
It's impossible to ignore the strain of misogyny that taints the movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 13, 2003
It's guilty of gross B-movie meltdown, but mitigating circumstances include honest anger and a scattering of vivid scenes.
October 10, 2003
Barnette, a veteran TV director, means this as an exposť of prison abuse and exploitation, but the film is too simplistic and derivative to succeed.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 10, 2003
Artistically, its heavy-handed clumsiness undercuts its goals.
Read More | Original Score: D
October 9, 2003
It presents a heated-up, awkward blend of earnest outrage and down-and-dirty exploitation.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 9, 2003
Plagued by continuity problems, ham-fisted storytelling and a problematic voiceover by Da Brat, Civil Brand feels less like a prison movie than a prison sentence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 8, 2003
Without a scorcher like Pam Grier, the sub-NYPD Blue dialogue and acting dilute what could have been a shrieking wake-up call about for-profit prisons.
August 30, 2003
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.
August 28, 2003
A compelling, highly charged film that brings a contemporary perspective to classic prison picture elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5