LOCKOUT

Pure Escapism

Content -2
Quality
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Language        
Violence        
Sex        
Nudity        

Release Date: April 13, 2012

Starring: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace,
Peter Stormere, Vincent Regan,
Joseph Gilgun, Lennie James,
Tim Plester, Jacky Ido, Mark
Tankersley, Anne Solenne Hatte

Genre: Science Fiction

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 95 minutes

Distributor: Open Road Films

Director: Saint & Mather

Executive Producer: None

Producer: Marc Libert, Leila Smith,
James Morris

Writer: Stephen Saint-Leger, James
Mather, Luc Besson

Address Comments To:

Tom Ortenberg, CEO, Open Road Films
12301 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 571-2200; Fax: (310) 571-2278
Website: www.openroadfilms.com

Content:

(B, LLL, VVV, S, N, A, D, M) Light moral worldview about a hero in the future trying to save the President’s daughter and stop a prison riot on a prison spaceship orbiting the Earth; 27 obscenities (including one “f” word), six strong profanities, and seven light exclamatory profanities; very strong violence as evil convicts shoot people dead point blank with no remorse, one convict threatens woman repeatedly in cold, corpse shown briefly with no skull, fighting, stabbings, men deliberately or accidentally left in airlock with no protection from outer space vacuum; explosions, gunfight opens the movie; no sex scenes but convict threatens to rape woman a couple times; upper male nudity; alcohol use; smoking; and, lying, deceit, people held hostage by villains.

Summary:

LOCKOUT is a violent B movie about a secret agent in the future trying to save the President’s daughter from a gang of brutal convicts who’ve seized control of a prison spaceship orbiting Earth. LOCKOUT is an exciting hero story with nice special effects, but the story and editing have some holes and there’s plenty of foul language and very strong violence. So, extreme caution is advised.

Review:

LOCKOUT is a violent B movie about a prison revolt in the future on a prison spaceship orbiting Earth. It’s reasonably entertaining, but there’s plenty of foul language and intense violence.

To get out of prison for a murder he didn’t commit, secret agent Snow offers to rescue the President’s daughter. Emilie has been taken hostage by the convicts on the prison spaceship MS One. Luckily, they don’t know who she is yet.

Before the government tries to secretly smuggle him on board, Snow also learns that the friend who could exonerate him is also aboard the prison ship. Can Snow rescue both the President’s daughter and his friend before the convict leader and his vicious brother find out?

LOCKOUT is exciting enough to merit some interest. It’s energized by a quirky, likeable performance by Guy Pearce as the wise-cracking hero. There are some plot holes. Also, some editing jumps are off-putting or confusing. This is a movie, however, that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The script is infused with some humor, and that helps a lot. Directing the movie is two first-time directors from Ireland.

Basically, LOCKOUT is a heroic story about saving the damsel in distress from the bad guys. That aspect of LOCKOUT is positive, if not morally uplifting, but the movie contains plenty of foul language and very strong violence. So, extreme caution is warranted.

In Brief:

LOCKOUT is a violent B movie about a prison revolt in the future on a prison spaceship orbiting Earth. To get out of prison for a murder he didn’t commit, secret agent Snow offers to rescue the President’s daughter. Emilie has been taken hostage by the convicts on the prison spaceship MS One. Luckily, they don’t know who she is … yet. Before the government tries to secretly smuggle him on board, Snow learns that the friend who could free him is also aboard the prison ship. Can Snow rescue both the President’s daughter and his friend before the convict leader and his vicious brother find out?

LOCKOUT is exciting enough to merit some interest. It’s energized by a quirky, likeable performance by Guy Pearce as the wise-cracking hero. There are some plot holes, however. Also, some jumps in the story and editing are off-putting or confusing. Basically, LOCKOUT is a heroic story about saving the damsel in distress from the bad guys. That aspect of LOCKOUT is positive, if not morally uplifting, but the movie contains plenty of foul language and very strong violence. So, extreme caution is advised.