75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The heart of the film is in the performances of Danes and Beckinsale after they're sent to prison.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

It's strangely enjoyable to see her(Danes) and Beckinsale busted on a bogus heroin-smuggling rap and thrown in the slammer with bad 'dos and no makeup.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
Its finest moments come in sequences such as Alice and Darlene's prison break and the girls' final wrenching plea for freedom.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
This is the kind of picture that is faux subtle when it should be bold, and really ham-handed when it should be delicate.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Overall it's a colorful, diverting cautionary tale.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
We're stuck with contrived plot contortions, dull interpersonal interaction, and unconvincing dialogue.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
The specifics of their predicament are well handled -- being thrown in a Third World prison may be every tourist's nightmare -- even if the movie eventually goes soft and squishy.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Barbara Shulgasser
The movie, directed by veteran Jonathan Kaplan, has enough in common with such American-in-foreign-jail movies as "Midnight Express" and the recent "Return to Paradise" to make you wonder why it ever got made.
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Kaplan's lustily awful film is to be avoided if at all possible, and if not, well, don't say I didn't warn you.
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20

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
The best thing about a movie like this is I never have to see it again.
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44 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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