Lockout (Unrated)
Lockout (Unrated) (2012)

Starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace and set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent (Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 17, 2012
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Guy Pearce does the best he can with what he's given, but Lockout is ultimately too derivative and shallow to build on the many sci-fi thrillers it borrows from.

David Denby
New Yorker

At the screening, in between laughing fits, people around me whispered, in awed tones, "B movie, 1956."

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William Goss
Film.com

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.

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Catherine Bray
Film4

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

It's clichéd, ridiculous, and very entertaining.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

"Lockout" is meat-and-potatoes filmmaking at its most basic.

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Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

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.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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.

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Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant

Lockout succeeds as a result of Pearce - who delivers an enjoyable, albeit snide, performance as a government agent turned one-man-army.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Luc Besson penned and produced this actioner that's motto could be "if you liked it in another film we'll do it, too, but more". Which is… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Over the years in which they've been churned out i've grown a weird… More
Al S
An instant classic. It`s Escape From New York in space, a film with lots of ideas and great homages to other pictures. A spectacular and pulse-pounding… More
Dean !
A half decent almost comic book action film, with a slight feel of Escape from New York about it. Plenty of action to keep you entertained with a decent cast… More
Anthony Lawrie
Putting aside some truly shocking special effects, Lockout is a perfectly acceptable action film. I quite liked it in fact, the initial interviewing scene was… More
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"This is one of those films where you can just shut your mind off and watch it in a numb state with drool running down your chin. It's not exciting or… More