Lockout Synopsis
A man is wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S.
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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....
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75

Movieline

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Lockout is derivative and ridiculous and a good time, provided you can turn off higher brain functions along with any other part of you...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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CRAZY SICK FUN!

By JCABALLERO
AWESOME,AWESOME,AWESOME! LOTS OF FUN+ACTION-PACKED! GUY PEARCE IS REAL WISE-***IN THIS ONE. HE WAS HYSTERICAL. FANS OF "DEMOLITION MAN","ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK&L.A."WILL LIKE IT....

Another Action Flick with a Weak Plot and Great Actors

By Leo12466
Lockout was another disappointing action flick with very little story. Major letdown, especially when early reviews call it a great mix between Die Hard and Bladerunner. I liked both of those...

Last minute Movie Choice

By sweilbrenner
We wanted to see a movie, but were not sure what to see. We looked up what was playing and saw Lockout. Not knowing what it was, we looked up the trailer. It promised action, humor, and a good story...

Aside from all the jokes this movie is a joke..

By shadow2day
Aside from all the jokes this movie is a joke.. only good thing about this movie i would have to say well pretty much some effects besides that i guess some punch lines.. i won't recommend this...

This movie was AWESOME!!!

By charlotteluver13
My mother and I went to go watch this movie yesterday and we both loved it. I was laughing throughout the whole movie and it also kept me at the edge of my seat. I do have to say this is one of the...

Entertaining B movie

By jhs39
This is an amusing time waster from the writer/producer of Taken and the Transporter series, as well as the pretty terrible From Paris With Love.. The story rips off both Escape From New York and...

Lockout

By myersja2
The movie, Lockout, was action packed without the usual foul language and suggestive dialogue you would find. Certainly ok for the teen and up audience. Not a chick flick so my husband enjoyed it....

Kept my attention

By w45672003
Great movie, lots of action, definitely sci-fi here, but good stuff....

Good bang !

By bs953
Contrary to the mainstream reviewers, this movie was engaging from the first 30 seconds to the end. Yes it was a 'made by a guy, for a guy movie', and it was the typical save the damsel in distress...

Good but not top notch

By khar76
As often happens, the previews were better than the movie actually was. Don't get me wrong, the movie was good but I feel Guy Pearce was above this role. I don't know if I've seen him in anything...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Intense Sequences of Violence, Intense Sequences of Action and Some Sexual References
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Outer-space rescue adventure has lots of action violence.
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