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Lockout Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
July 1, 2016
You might find it to be thoroughly clichéd and utterly predictable. But it's not boring. That's largely thanks to Guy Pearce.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 18, 2016
like Escape from L.A. in space
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
The dialogue between the two leads and Guy Pearce's pleasant performance make this sci-di drama worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
March 4, 2013
They don't make 'em like this anymore, except when they do and you remember why they stopped. Daft, but broadly enjoyable if you're in a charitable mood.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
November 5, 2012
Lean, fun, smart without overthinking things and always equipped with a one-liner, Lockout is refreshingly free of the bull**** that plagues so many genre films.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ben Kendrick
September 27, 2012
Lockout succeeds as a result of Pearce - who delivers an enjoyable, albeit snide, performance as a government agent turned one-man-army.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
August 30, 2012
struggles to overcome the many disparate clichés thrown together by the filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
R. L. Shaffer
July 17, 2012
Lockout is a film derivative of several notable genre classics, but the film does offer some entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
May 23, 2012
Whenever Guy Pearce's Snow is on screen, the film's a fun, brainless, action flick with a main character that deserves a better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
April 30, 2012
What surprises is how much guilty pleasure directors Mather and St.Leger, who sound like islands off the coast of France, rather than filmmakers, wring from Lockout's 95 minutes.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 27, 2012
... [Guy] Pearce makes it fun.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
April 26, 2012
Even once it has run its course, Lockout is no knockout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Widgett Walls
April 26, 2012
The only thing this film was missing was the New World Pictures logo to come up at the beginning of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
April 25, 2012
Sometimes, it is all about tone, and while Lockout has enough flaws to shake several sticks at, it is a film entirely in the vein of the silly, riotously fun John Carpenter sci-fi forays of the 80s
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
April 25, 2012
The first disappointing movie that concentrates too much on character and not enough on action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jordan Farley
SFX Magazine
April 23, 2012
James Mather and Stephen St Leger's debut feature isn't smart, it doesn't have anything to say about the human condition and it never takes itself remotely seriously, but none of that matters with a film this much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
April 23, 2012
At the screening, in between laughing fits, people around me whispered, in awed tones, "B movie, 1956."
Michael Dequina
April 22, 2012
The action beats, while decently handled, actually lingers shorter in the memory than the force of Pearce's surprisingly light and lively personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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