75

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
If you're an "Escape From New York" fan, you might have wondered about those rumors about a possible remake...Well, wonder no more. Producer Luc Besson's action factory has beaten everyone to it, stylishly. They're just calling the thing Lockout, and setting it in outer space.
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75

Movieline

Lockout is derivative and ridiculous and a good time, provided you can turn off higher brain functions along with any other part of you that might want to lodge a complaint about liberal borrowing from better movies.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Lockout is genre all the way. The film wears its colors proudly, but it also, alas, wears out its welcome.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Luc Besson's producing career has been so geared toward lean, tough genre films that it's somewhat apt that he'd ape--or, if we're being kind, pay homage to--John Carpenter's preeminent sci-fi actioner Escape from New York with his latest, Lockout.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The idea of the president's daughter being held captive isn't blindingly original (it's an alarmingly dangerous occupation), but placing the story on a space station is a masterstroke, since we're about filled up to here with prison movies set on Earth.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Directors Stephen St. Leger and James Mather fill the film's obvious narrative gaps with enough witty banter and tongue-in-cheek humor for audiences to overlook the subpar special effects used throughout.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Most of the time Lockout is pleasant enough, not something to recommend to a friend, but enjoyable in the moment. Guy Pearce has a lot to do with that, as the most impervious action star imaginable.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
With no thriller cliché left unused, the gaily outlandish plot is matched by tin-eared dialogue, ripe tough-guy overacting from the very game Pearce, and best-that-she-could acting from Grace.
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38

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
A putrid film that comes dead-weighted with hammy one-liners and a plot so silly it borders on comedy?
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Directors James Mather and Stephen St. Leger stage a few good action set pieces, but unlike the 1981 midnight movie classic it imitates, the blandly titled Lockout never busts out of its cheesy concept.
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48 out of 100
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