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100 WORD FILM REVIEWS
Brawl in Cell Block 99

 Vince Vaughn (Image © RLJE Films) 

Vince Vaughn (Image © RLJE Films) 

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99: F 

I should’ve known from the opening sequence that I was tiptoeing around manure. Watching Vince Vaughn destroy a car with his fists was a dead giveaway. The dry conversation with Jennifer Carpenter felt like an exercise in Acting 101. But the sheer audacity to create one-note characters, flat dialogue, and laughable violence is appalling, given the fact that the movie rates so high. Whatever the critics are smoking, someone tell them I’d like a toke. Nevertheless, I chuckled my ass off for most of the 132 minute run time. So bad, so bad. If you want to laugh at something that’s not comedy, give this a shot. 

Derrick Lafayette


Brawl in Cell Block 99 

Starring Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, and Don Johnson 

Written & Directed by S. Craig Zahler 

Available on DVD & Blu-ray/Streaming on Amazon Prime