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A prison drama centering on the travails of three friends unjustly imprisoned for a crime they didn't commit, Lockdown opens with Avery (Richard T. Jones), a talented young swimmer who desperately wants to free himself, his wife Krista (Melissa De Sousa), and their infant son from life in the projects of Albuquerque, NM. Avery's future seems bright when, after winning a regional swimming competition, he is approached by Charles Pierce (Bill Nunn), a talent scout who takes an interest in the
Jun 1, 2002 Wide
Apr 29, 2003
Palm Pictures - Official Site
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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.
Doesn't tell you much about prison life that the movies ... haven't told you already.
Benefits from authenticity, sincerity and an honest sense of outrage.
Though over-the-top and simplistic, the film has a punchy B-movie grit and gusto.
Lockdown makes that excruciating and often terrifying ordeal of incarceration gut wrenching and palpable.
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).
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