Lock Up
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Sylvester Stallone is a tough but essentially decent convict in a relatively humane prison. He's on such good terms with the authorities that he's occasionally allowed a weekend furlough. This idyllic situation ends abruptly when he's transferred to a nasty prison run by sadistic warden Donald Sutherland (remember way back when Sutherland played good guys and Stallone played secondary hoodlums?) Harboring a grudge against Sly over an unfortunate incident at another prison, Sutherland does everything he can to make Stallone's term a Hell on Earth. But in the end, it is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The summer of 1989 was the summer of Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2 and several other sizable hits, so who in their right mind wanted to waste time and money on a generic Stallone prison flick?"
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Vicious, violent story set in corrupt prison, starring Stallone and Sutherland."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"has more in common with the litany of weak films from the 90s than with his powerful flicks"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Not a bad prison movie until Stallone turns into a one-man army during a really ludicrous climax."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"Director John Flynn keeps it all in check and creates a believable prison community, but the screenplay insists on cliché and idiocy to get by."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Lock this up in a vault and throw away the key."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
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