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Lockout (2012)






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Movie Info

Starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace and set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent (Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter (Grace) from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum-security prison. Lockout was directed by Stephen St. Leger and James Mather from their script co-written with Luc Besson, who is also a producer. Peter Stormare co-stars. -- (C) Open Roadmore
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: James Mather, Stephen St. Leger, Luc Besson
On DVD: Jul 16, 2012
Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for Lockout

All Critics (3)

like Escape from L.A. in space

Full Review… | January 18, 2016
Fat Guys at the Movies

The dialogue between the two leads and Guy Pearce's pleasant performance make this sci-di drama worth seeing.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

struggles to overcome the many disparate clichés thrown together by the filmmakers.

Full Review… | August 30, 2012
The National

Audience Reviews for Lockout

A Sci-Fi action thriller so fast you don't even notice how flawed it is. Pearce's one-liners are way too entertaining and the pace way too breathless to notice how many other (and better) films were influencing this. It's not particularly engaging, what with the cartoonish bad guys and somewhat predictable plot, but somehow it's still a lot of fun and over sooner than you can blink, erm....think.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer


Not a great movie, but interesting and fun enough to watch.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

I see this Euro sci-fi-action brought Guy Pearce shifting into action-man mode.
Action specialist and co-writer/producer Luc Besson has fashioned another slick thriller - with a twist of sci-fi - to rank alongside this Transporter franchise; while a buff Pearce does his best in a role more suited to Jason Statham. Fans of John Carpenter's Escape from New York will immediately recognise the premise although its safe to say that Snow is no Snake Plissken!
Maggie Grace is as good as ever as the damsel in distress and the supporting actors do a bang up job as well. Guess what this is one of three Grace-Besson films including Taken sequels.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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