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Lockout Reviews

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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.
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
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
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
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.
April 27, 2012
... [Guy] Pearce makes it fun.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
April 21, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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.
April 19, 2012
Just leave your brain in the foyer...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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+
April 18, 2012
Guy Pierce doing his turn as Bruce Willis in "Die Hard" gives the movie a boost.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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