Lockout (Unrated)
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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 (Grace) from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum-security prison. Lockout was directed by Stephen St. Leger and James Mather from their script co-written with Luc Besson, who is also a producer. Peter Stormare co-stars. -- (C) Open Road

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"At the screening, in between laughing fits, people around me whispered, in awed tones, "B movie, 1956.""
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"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."
‑ William Goss, Film.com
"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."
‑ Catherine Bray, Film4
"While Lockout matches Luc Besson's other film projects in its devotion to being nothing more than a slick, uncomplicated spectacle, the film's ridiculously botched execution and lazy action sequences make it ultimately fall short."
‑ Kristal Cooper, We Got This Covered
"Whenever Guy Pearce's Snow is on screen, the film's a fun, brainless, action flick with a main character that deserves a better movie."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"It's clichéd, ridiculous, and very entertaining."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
""Lockout" is meat-and-potatoes filmmaking at its most basic."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"[Seems] like the kind of exciting low-concept action schlock that producer Luc Besson could have engineered in his sleep. Maybe he had indigestion that night."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"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."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"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."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"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."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Lockout succeeds as a result of Pearce - who delivers an enjoyable, albeit snide, performance as a government agent turned one-man-army."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"Lockout is a film derivative of several notable genre classics, but the film does offer some entertainment value."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"... [Guy] Pearce makes it fun."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
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