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Cellmates Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    20

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 10

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Robert Abele

    A near complete exercise in mirthlessness and atonal satire, Cellmates is a sentence, all right.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Village Voice Ernest Hardy

    The film, directed by Jesse Baget, aims to be a satiric look at racism but at every turn flaunts the laws of logic and believability.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    The credibility is low, the idealism high and the sentiment through the roof in Jesse Baget's slender, micro-budgeted comedy Cellmates, a schematic parable about racism and (less overtly) illegal immigration.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Variety

    Director Baget clearly strives to replicate the ersatz Dixie flavors of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" right down to the vintage '30s music in a film set in the 1970s, but nailing the Coen brothers' precisely calibrated style is far harder than it looks.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    Its low-rent cast and unappealing key art won't help at the box office, but viewers who stumble across it on cable may be pleasantly, if mildly, surprised.

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