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Based on 32 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 18 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Most of the time Lockout is pleasant enough, not something to recommend to a friend, but enjoyable in the moment. Guy Pearce has a lot to do with that, as the most impervious action star imaginable. show more

  • 38
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    A putrid film that comes dead-weighted with hammy one-liners and a plot so silly it borders on comedy? show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Lockout is genre all the way. The film wears its colors proudly, but it also, alas, wears out its welcome. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Directors James Mather and Stephen St. Leger stage a few good action set pieces, but unlike the 1981 midnight movie classic it imitates, the blandly titled Lockout never busts out of its cheesy concept. show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Directors Stephen St. Leger and James Mather fill the film's obvious narrative gaps with enough witty banter and tongue-in-cheek humor for audiences to overlook the subpar special effects used throughout. show more

  • 75

    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. show more

  • 75
    Tom Russo Boston Globe

    If you're an "Escape From New York" fan, you might have wondered about those rumors about a possible remake...Well, wonder no more. Producer Luc Besson's action factory has beaten everyone to it, stylishly. They're just calling the thing Lockout, and setting it in outer space. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The idea of the president's daughter being held captive isn't blindingly original (it's an alarmingly dangerous occupation), but placing the story on a space station is a masterstroke, since we're about filled up to here with prison movies set on Earth. show more

  • 63
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    Luc Besson's producing career has been so geared toward lean, tough genre films that it's somewhat apt that he'd ape--or, if we're being kind, pay homage to--John Carpenter's preeminent sci-fi actioner Escape from New York with his latest, Lockout. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Pearce gets into his groove swiftly, owns it and remains entertaining throughout. The rest of the movie, however, would work better as a video game. show more

  • October 11, 2012 ah00000000130343
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    Wow this was a great big bit of rubbish. Bad acting and a bad plot cannot be fixed with average special effects. We are supposed to believe Snow is a real tough guy, in the opening scenes he is getting punched in the face with massive blows, about 15 times; nope not a scratch on him. Go ahead and hit your friend like that a few times, see if his cheek bones and jaw aren’t shattered. All of Snow’s silly one liners fall flat and as he ambles through the space jail he just comes off as a bumbling dweeb, not some cool Special Forces dude that can get you out of any jamb. And we are expected to believe that a government that could put a multibillion dollar jail into orbit would have such lax security that one mentally challenged inmate can break loose and free all the prisoners and take over the space jail in about 5 mi

  • August 22, 2012 phpoling
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    Guy was funny with one lines! Really good movie.

  • July 21, 2012 cg00000000127148
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    It was good, has funny parts, worth the watch.

  • July 19, 2012 dh00000000126478
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    good movie very funny go to

  • June 12, 2012 kp00000000125050
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    the escape from the outer plane entering the earth is not long enough in its duration and challenge......looks too easy!

  • May 23, 2012 jimrishe
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    Haven\'t seen it, orobably won\'t. Outer Space Maximum Security Prison? As opposed to what? An Outer Space Minimum Security Prison?

  • April 27, 2012 washresch
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    duh I go a IDEA for a mooveee there des guys in oudder space det er FROZEN cuz they er CRIMIELS an da PREZIDENT\'S daughter come to supervize they ain\'t mistreated and so they wake up an TAKE HER AS A CAPTIVE!

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  • April 22, 2012 me2uatl
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    This movie sucked big time. Although i like Guy Pearce in this movie, he was basicly an ******* the entire movie. That with standing the movie plot was horrible. Rescue the Presidents daughter? That\'s a plot? I am sure it could have been better had they really thought about what they really wanted to say. We never found out what the secret that started the downward spirlal to prison. The END never explained anything at all but a traitor.

  • April 22, 2012 tg00000000119969
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    I thought this movie had everything I enjoy in an action movie. Humor to keep it from getting too intense, action, and a love relationship. This movie also added the dimension of a sci-fi genere. Some have called it cheesy, but my life is complex enough now without spending time watching an overly sophisticated movie. Thought it was great fun, with lots of action, and a clean love relationship to keep it humanly interesting.


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