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Based on 6 Reviews
critic reviews (6)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 38
    TV Guide

    With nothing in the way of performance to cling to, the audience is left to marvel at the mounting inanity of each scene. show more

  • 60

    A hard-boiled version of Rocky, with enough anti-Balboa brutality to keep our interest. show more

  • 60
    Hal Hinson Washington Post

    The film is a sort of prison fantasy, in which all the most popular boys in the cellblock have a high time together, smoking cigarettes, working on cars and spraying each other with paint guns...All the while you're thinking, "What is this, ancient Greece?" show more

  • 60
    Washington Post

    Put the whole movie down to cartoonery...This is a drive-in theater battle of wills between the forces of evil and the forces of good. show more

  • 60
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    For torture and violence freaks, every clank and thud is duly and hyperbolically registered. show more

  • 40

    Lock Up is made in the same, simplistic vein as most other Sylvester Stallone pics - putting him, the blue-collar protagonist, against the odds over which he ultimately prevails. show more

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