Here’s my review of Papillon for MovieRob’s March Genre Grandeur of Prison films. Steve McQueen shines in this good, not great, memoir of one man’s escape attempts from a French prison in South America. Check out the other prison film reviews for this month too!


For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Prison Films, here’s a review of Papillion (1973) by SG of Rhyme and Reason

Thanks again to Jay of Life Vs. Film for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Ryan of Ten Stars or Less.  We will be reviewing our favorite Boston Film(s).

According to Ryan’s research, this is probably the best list of movies set in Boston

Here is what appears to be the official/unofficial list of everything related to Boston movies

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Apr by sending them to

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Ryan!

Let’s see what SG thought of this movie:


Papillon (1973)

They said, “You’ll stay;

You’ll work; you’ll pay

Your debt back to society.

And for your crime,

You’ll serve your time

And suffer in sobriety.”

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