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 21, 2012
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 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
It rattles along at an appropriately frantic pace. It's just a shame that so much cheese has been allowed into the recipe.
April 19, 2012
Shoddy special effects and the surface-level sass of the president's daughter leave this one spinning in low orbit.
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).
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...
April 19, 2012
It's just not quite as much fun as it should be, despite Pearce's best efforts and some good chemistry with Grace.
April 14, 2012
Seriously, this picture is a mess. What's worse is that given the simplistic straight-forward nature of the premise it by all rights shouldn't be.
April 14, 2012
April 13, 2012
It's clichd, ridiculous, and very entertaining.
April 13, 2012
The idea of an Escape From New Yorkin space with the underrated Guy Pearce in the Snake Plissken role seemed like a slam dunk. How do you screw that up? Watch Lockout and find out.
April 13, 2012
Lockout is derivative and ridiculous and a good time, provided you can turn off higher brain functions along with any other part of you that might want to lodge a complaint about liberal borrowing from better movies.
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
If nothing else it's a strong argument for Pearce to take on more charismatic leading roles-- he comes so close to rescuing Lockout that who knows what he might do in an actual good movie.
April 13, 2012
This is one astonishingly insipid film, a crude, unimaginative piece of ugly claptrap, consisting entirely of spare parts assembled with a minimum of style or enjoyment.
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