Suburbanite Ron is spoiled, young and not overly worried about the marijuana charges leveled against him. But, after being made out to be a drug dealer, he faces a five-year jail sentence in San Quentin State Prison. Physically frail and unaccustomed to his rough surroundings, Ron is primed to fall victim to sexual predators and bullying guards – that is, until he's befriended by Earl, a veteran inmate who finds meaning in protecting the vulnerable new kid.
It Didn't Deliver
The potential for this film was pretty solid. However, there really were moments where I found myself asking about the supposed portrayal of The Aryan Brotherhood allowing themselves a Mexican homie. Or how it really seemed pretty happy go lucky in that prison. Animal Factory was just not believable enough or convincing enough to push it into something worthy.