38

Slant Magazine

It careens from one tonal extreme to the next, uncertain about whether it wants to be a gritty drama, camp artifact, or violent prison-sploitation flick.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

Full of overwrought campery and vicious drag queens, K-11 feels in places like a deranged John Waters remake of "The Shawshank Redemption."
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30

Village Voice

More like an on-the-nose parody of Lee Daniels directing an episode of Oz, K-11 is a pulpy, tone-deaf mess of confused directorial intent—exploitation laughs one minute, somber tragedy the next.
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30

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
To borrow RuPaul’s delightful catchphrase, the only possible response to a project like this is to advise it to “sashay away.”
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Points for niche audaciousness, but that’s all.
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20

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
K-11 has the makings of a cult movie campfest but little of the authentic wit, edge or outré vision it would take to get there. What's left is a dreary jailhouse drama that somehow managed to imprison a few notable actors within its lurid walls.
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21 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.