Lockout Reviews

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November 26, 2019
Lock and load! Don't get locked out of Lockout. And yes....I want my sequel now.
January 8, 2019
An adrenaline fuelled amalgamation of frantic thrill-per-minute action with the claustrophobic tension of a futuristic thriller.
September 7, 2018
For a night of shameless entertainment and explosions, Lockout is a winning choice.
June 30, 2013
The dialogue between the two leads and Guy Pearce's pleasant performance make this sci-di drama worth seeing.
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.
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.
July 17, 2012
Lockout is a film derivative of several notable genre classics, but the film does offer some entertainment value.
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.
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
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.
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.
April 21, 2012
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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