Lockout (Unrated) Reviews

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Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
While Lockout matches Luc Besson's other film projects in its devotion to being nothing more than a slick, uncomplicated spectacle, the film's ridiculously botched execution and lazy action sequences make it ultimately fall short.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
[Seems] like the kind of exciting low-concept action schlock that producer Luc Besson could have engineered in his sleep. Maybe he had indigestion that night.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
April 20, 2012
It rattles along at an appropriately frantic pace. It's just a shame that so much cheese has been allowed into the recipe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Patches
April 11, 2012
A collage of futuristic landscapes and big screen 1-vs-100 scenarios, the "space jail" thriller tests your patience for stupidity and cookie cutter filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
April 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Grae Drake
April 13, 2012
It's the cinematic equivalent of Paris Hilton.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Emma Dibdin
Little White Lies
April 20, 2012
Shallow, silly yet infectiously good-natured, this is as guiltily pleasurable as dystopia gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
April 12, 2012
Guy Pearce goes into low-Earth orbit to get his cool back in "Lockout," a silly sci-fi B-picture made fun by his star turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
April 26, 2012
Even once it has run its course, Lockout is no knockout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 12, 2012
Snow is an overwritten hero who talks like a sitcom character. Every line is a wisecrack, a gag, or what he fondly thinks of as a witticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
April 12, 2012
I kept waiting for Nicolas Cage to show up. Or Katherine Heigl. Or, god forbid, both.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 12, 2012
The editing by Eamonn Power and Camille Delamarre appears to have been handled while running from one gate to another in an airport somewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
April 20, 2012
"Lockout" has a very minute amount of cheesy comedy that will have you laughing at it, but maybe that is the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute
April 11, 2012
So it's the future. And the President's daughter is being held hostage in an outer space prison. And the only guy brave/tough/smartass enough to go get her just happens to be the ex-government agent who might be a murderer.
Tim Grierson
Screen International
April 9, 2012
Big dumb fun is the chief objective of Lockout, so it's a pity that this sci-fi action flick only consistently delivers on two-thirds of its promise.
Robert Levin
April 12, 2012
What could have been a smart Kubrickian enterprise, or at the very least a top-of-the-line sci-fi piece, instead aspires to little more than stock C-grade action schlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Henry Barnes
April 19, 2012
Shoddy special effects and the surface-level sass of the president's daughter leave this one spinning in low orbit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
April 19, 2012
With the exception of Guy Pearce's old school anti-hero Snow, Lockout is a pointless exercise that's bereft of originality in both its plotting and direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2012
Mostly "Lockout" is lost in space.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Katey Rich
April 13, 2012
If nothing else it's a strong argument for Pearce to take on more charismatic leading roles-- he comes so close to rescuing Lockout that who knows what he might do in an actual good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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