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 get by in the toughest place on earth, starring Richard T. Jones (The Wood), Gabriel Casseus (Black Hawk Down), De'Aundre Bonds (3 Strikes), Melissa De Sousa (The Best Man), Bill Nunn (Spider-Man) and rap superstar Master P. … More
- R (for brutal violence including sexual assaults, a strong scene of sexuality, pervasive language and graphic drug use)
- Mystery & Suspense , Drama
- Directed By:
- John Luessenhop
- Written By:
- Preston A. Whitmore , Preston A. Whitmore II
- In Theaters:
- Jun 1, 2002 Wide
- On DVD:
- Apr 29, 2003
- Box Office:
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Critic Reviews for Lockdown
Lockdown makes that excruciating and often terrifying ordeal of incarceration gut wrenching and palpable.
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.
Benefits from authenticity, sincerity and an honest sense of outrage.
Doesn't tell you much about prison life that the movies ... haven't told you already.
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).
Though over-the-top and simplistic, the film has a punchy B-movie grit and gusto.
Here's hoping Richard T. Jones will get a chance to display his chops in a real movie sometime.
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