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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Misleading and questionable name

Author: Andreas Meijer from Sweden
11 February 2015

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The show has some few plot holes as I don't really get the concept of calling it breakout kings. I assumed that the show would gather up some of the best when it comes to escaping from prison and being on the run in an attempt to try and get into the mind of the people who are on the run.

They instead gather up some random lady who apparently is an ex bounty hunter and an ex drug lord/gang leader and neither of them bring anything special to the table in my opinion. She runs "fast" and I cant say she ever tracks someone down really. And he mostly bitch about how he is being sidelined and mistrusted because he is black...

They have a 3rd con who has 210IQ and just knows everything. He makes different analysis of the cons and there behaviour. Why hire him instead of that guy from criminal minds. Or doesn't Us marshal have a single guy who's a bit smarter then the 1.5 marshals they have on the team who mostly treats the cons as slaves that should be grateful that there "master" lets them get a month of there sentence for helping to catch a mass murderer. Ray is just an asshole who uses muscles instead of brains. Don't think he would last long as a real marshal. I hope so. And the team leader has an hearth defect, don't think he would make the physical test either...

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9 out of 20 people found the following review useful:

good with a few plot holes

Author: rom_6 from Egypt
1 April 2011

so far the show looks good , but it has a few plot holes as the person who breaks out from prison always have a crime to commit or something bad to do when he's out .. no one escapes to be free or without motive to do something bad .. also i think that no case ever solved in more than one episode makes it a little boring after maybe 10 episodes .. bottom line that it's a good show but if you are going to compare it with prison break it will be a huge step back unless something new comes up. but if you consider it as a new idea away from prison break it's actually very creative to use cons to help finding who ever escaped from prisons .

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11 out of 25 people found the following review useful:

It's got potential

Author: Keegan Lee from India
30 April 2011

The premise of the show alone compelled me to watch it. I like the cons and find the profiler very entertaining. But the Domenick Lombardozzi character has to be softened up or written out - there is virtually nothing likable about the guy. The leader of the outfit has been given the most predictable lines of anyone and he's an almost totally useless character. They treat the cons like sh#t while asking for their help - I would think there'd be a little more compassion for them considering none of them are in for violent crimes. The US gov't has long acquired crooks to better their work force...and it's not a bad notion. This show could be developed into something a lot more than just crushing the cons and expecting the audience to feel good about it. A good premise...bad writing and mis-casting.

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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Below Expectations

Author: umairj from Germany
18 November 2013

I started watching this series after reading the good reviews, but IMO this could have been way better. The plot is good but the characters are not developed enough according to me, I read someone comparing it to Prison Break. Prison Break had an interesting lead character, an Extraordinary Engineer in a prison, supported by other really well written and acted characters. Unfortunately, I feel Breakout Kings to have a tad too many characters, like I don't even see the point of having the Prisoners they choose, and non of them is strong enough to hold a viewer. I hope this review is useful for others and they can save some time :)

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4 out of 12 people found the following review useful:

Make it better

Author: MrChe from Bosnia and Herzegovina
26 June 2012

You need a criminal to catch a criminal - It sounds good? Well, I have watched many criminal, action TV series, and I must say this one isn't up to it's level, because the idea of criminal cons catching the ones who escaped from jail is pretty awesome.

But lack of acting and writing, it fails there. We have a situation where there are cons who are "masterminds" in their field but aren't so smart in their acting roles, it looks like they are picked from the jail randomly. I have watched 5 episodes, and so far am not planing watching second season, because it doesn't appeal to me so much as it usual do from other shows.

I would recommend better writing, role playing, more intense catching cons who are escaped, better inside into U.S Marshall life's, and more action drama into series. The rating of it self on IMDb shows how structural and liking this show is. I would rate it 6/10

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7 out of 20 people found the following review useful:

Nooooo i am not a believer (of this script)

Author: from Netherlands
14 March 2011

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Reading about the show i didn't exactly know what to expect, off course this is meant to be so one should watch, which i did ...

Expecting a bit of prison break meets white collar, where we also meet a convicted con man to help the FBI, this first episode was a bit of a cooler: Where on earth can you release a bunch of tough criminals and expect them to help like they did. Extreme smart persons; no chains, no bracelets, complete strangers to each other who team up in minutes ...

A story to be told in 45 minutes is the next problem, the plot goes way to fast. The blond secretary with personal issues has important files on mail in no-time and also relatives of the man on the run are found in minutes (I know that DNA investigation like in the CSI shows is also not possible in hours, but still) Coming shows will teach us some personal background for sure, but at this point i don't think i will be there to learn.

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7 out of 22 people found the following review useful:

US Marshal movie

Author: antunxxx from LA, USA
7 April 2011

Last year, a new TV show came out, Chase, about woman US marshal, who extra ordinarily excel in all cases, be it tracking down felon, chase, fights and gun fights, the whole story evolve in one woman, in every episode. I have nothing against woman excelling more than men, but the whole show came to revolves around one woman.

Breakout kings is another US Marshal TV show, the difference? not much, except this one focus on team team, and the team members have law problem, but each individual talent contribute somehow to the pace of the show, despite their being convicts,

I will recommend this one better than the Chase.

After all, it takes a thief to catch another thief.

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1 out of 12 people found the following review useful:

If the first five episodes are anything to go by....

Author: innocuous from Raleigh, NC, USA
25 April 2012

Who is watching this series and giving it 7+ ratings? I gave up over 4 hours of my life to watch the first five episodes and this is terrible. It's boring, contrived (of course), and silly. I don't like any of the, let me rephrase that. I don't CARE about any of the characters. Go back to jail, get shot, save somebody's life...I don't care. All the police are total idiots. ("Wait. We had to release someone from prison in order to learn that we should contact the escapee's past associates? Why didn't they tell us that in US Marshal's school?")

As usual, the writer(s) have based the plots, conversations, and details on what they THINK that prisons, guards, law enforcement investigations, and convicted felons are like. They are quite wrong.

OK, I've typed the minimum number of words. For the life of me, I can't understand how anyone would watch this show every week, even for one season. What?? There's a second season?!? Oh, s***.

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17 out of 70 people found the following review useful:

A clichéd show built on a terrible premise

Author: dsmyth-3 from United States
11 April 2011

It's a show about US Marshals who track down escaped convicts by using a team of other convicts for absolutely no reason. Nothing about the basis of this show makes any sense. The only conclusion I can come up with is that there's an untold back story regarding the two marshals and how nobody else will work with them because they are so terrible at their job that they need criminals to help catch criminals. Every episode is the same. Somebody breaks out, they come up with a list of places that person might be going and then they catch him. So why are other criminals offered reduced prison sentences when they have no special skills that could aid in the capture of these fugitives? Probably because it's the only way to come up with a different hook from every other police drama on television. Avoid this show.

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