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Lockdown (2002)

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Average Rating: 5.7/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 1

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Avery had it all: his beautiful girlfriend, Krista, a young son and a full scholarship ahead of him. But in the blink of an eye, it was all taken away. What started as a night out with his buddies ended with the shooting of a cop and Avery behind bars. He's innocent, but that doesn't matter in a place that has its own set of rules. As Krista works to prove his innocence, Avery struggles to survive the day-to-day hardships of prison life. In the tradition of "Oz" comes a story of what it takes to

Apr 29, 2003

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Despite a low budget and predictable story line, Lockdown has undeniable power to it, fired by some fine performances and a terrifying portrayal of prison life that rings disturbingly true.

February 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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What makes the movie memorable is its authenticity.

February 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Doesn't tell you much about prison life that the movies ... haven't told you already.

February 14, 2003
Washington Post
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Benefits from authenticity, sincerity and an honest sense of outrage.

February 14, 2003
Detroit Free Press
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Though over-the-top and simplistic, the film has a punchy B-movie grit and gusto.

February 13, 2003 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Lockdown makes that excruciating and often terrifying ordeal of incarceration gut wrenching and palpable.

February 17, 2003
Long Island Press

[A] modest yet intermittently powerful film.

February 14, 2003 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Melodramatic and sincere, Lockdown shows the penal system's corruptions sensationally, in ways that distinguish it from sensational prison flicks like Seagal's trippy Half Past Dead (2002) or Stallone's histrionic Lock Up (1989).

February 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
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Here's hoping Richard T. Jones will get a chance to display his chops in a real movie sometime.

January 3, 2003 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
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