in about 100 words or less
US 132m, Colour
Director: S. Craig Zahler; Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson, Udo Kier, Marc Blucas, Tom Guiry
Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a brutally violent “grindhouse” genre prison film about a former boxer-turned drug runner who finds himself fighting his way into a maximum security prison in an attempt to save his pregnant wife and their unborn child. In a life that spirals out of control, Vaughn is utterly convincing as the limb snapping, head crushing anti-hero whose ability to withstand pain is only exceeded by his ability to administer it (Klaus Ming June 2019).