Lockout Reviews

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August 28, 2019
This movie is vacuous.
April 23, 2012
At the screening, in between laughing fits, people around me whispered, in awed tones, "B movie, 1956."
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.
April 20, 2012
Shallow, silly yet infectiously good-natured, this is as guiltily pleasurable as dystopia gets.
April 19, 2012
Shoddy special effects and the surface-level sass of the president's daughter leave this one spinning in low orbit.
April 13, 2012
It's clichd, ridiculous, and very entertaining.
April 13, 2012
The tag-team of filmmakers seems to have only two ideas - having stupendously ugly characters shove their mugs into the camera, or staging action sequences so dizzily you have no idea what's going on.
April 13, 2012
Does a fine job of continually coming up with obstacle after obstacle for our two leads to dodge - not the least of which happens to be good, old-fashioned logic.
April 13, 2012
"Lockout" is meat-and-potatoes filmmaking at its most basic.
April 13, 2012
It's the kind of movie where someone tumbling in space above the earth's atmosphere opens a parachute and lands gently on earth without even gasping for a breath.
April 13, 2012
It does a splendid job of putting the pale into imitation and draining the life out of derivative.
April 13, 2012
There's cheap, and then there's this rip-off.
April 13, 2012
Most of the time "Lockout" is pleasant enough, not something to recommend to a friend, but enjoyable in the moment.
April 12, 2012
Mostly "Lockout" is lost in space.
April 12, 2012
A putrid film that comes dead-weighted with hammy one-liners and a plot so silly it borders on comedy...
April 12, 2012
"Lockout"...is...as dopey an entertainment as imaginable, but it's also a reminder that the film's star, Guy Pearce, has always had great screen magnetism, to which he has now added a bedrock of muscle. Also: he can act.
April 12, 2012
If he's poking fun at the genre, Besson has a way to go, thanks to the distractions of a muddled story and silly ending that defies physics and all the laws of nature.
April 12, 2012
First-time writer-directors James Mather and Stephen St. Leger have put some thought into all of this - always a bonus in a no-brakes thriller, especially one of Besson's.
April 12, 2012
"Lockout" never busts out of its cheesy concept.
April 12, 2012
Lockout is genre all the way. The film wears its colors proudly, but it also, alas, wears out its welcome.
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