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Lockout Reviews

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Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 22, 2012
The most interesting feature of Besson's film is that the outer-space jailbirds are led by a Scot with a striking resemblance to George Galloway.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 21, 2012
Loud, longing to be rated R and at times just plain silly, 'Lockdown' left me wanting to see another 'Transporter' flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
April 20, 2012
It's laughably over the top but Pearce, a decent actor, anchors it somewhere between Escape From New York and The Transformers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film4
April 20, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
April 20, 2012
Furiously forbidding, filled with a great deal of sinister action that makes little sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
April 20, 2012
Even with the bonus of Pearce's sardonic performance Lockout is still little more than a soulless, slapdash computer game.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
April 20, 2012
The space prison set-pieces get the job done; only in the film's terrestrial bookends does this nuts-and-bolts action film show its rust.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 20, 2012
Whether you call it rip-off or homage, Lockout's guilty-pleasure mix of explosive action and tongue-in-cheek humour is mightily enjoyable.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 19, 2012
It's the movie version of Kevin Costner--the great, big dimwit you like anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
April 19, 2012
Just leave your brain in the foyer...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Barnes
Guardian
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
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
April 19, 2012
First-time directors James Mather and Stephen St Leger ... keep the tension at boiling point with a series of bloody but deftly staged shocks, which help to obscure the occasional incredulities of the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
April 19, 2012
[It] isn't a good movie but has a speedy slapstick nastiness and thankfully no eye-wateringly unsexy sex (although rape is continually and casually threatened).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 19, 2012
Nothing in this Luc Besson-produced multiplex-filler is at all novel or particularly well-orchestrated, so it's down to an enjoyably sarcastic script to come to its rescue...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael C. Walsh
Boston Phoenix
April 19, 2012
It's Pearce's film, and he chews and spits the one-liners like a hardened wise-ass. Han Solo would be proud.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
April 19, 2012
Yes, it's a guilty pleasure. And, I really don't think there's anything original about "Lockout." But, Guy Pearce is a very decent action hero and there's plenty happening in this outer space adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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