Lock Up
Lock Up (1989)

Sylvester Stallone stars in this prison melodrama as Frank Leone, an auto mechanic who just wants to play with the neighborhood kids and marry his sweetheart Melissa (Darlanne Fluegel). But when a bunch of punks kill the old man who took… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 29, 2000
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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?

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Vicious, violent story set in corrupt prison, starring Stallone and Sutherland.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

has more in common with the litany of weak films from the 90s than with his powerful flicks

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Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

Not a bad prison movie until Stallone turns into a one-man army during a really ludicrous climax.

Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.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.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone
TheMovieChicks.com

Lock this up in a vault and throw away the key.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
If you ever wondered what Shawshank Redemption wouldâ??ve been like in the 80s, this is exactly it. Sylvester Stallone always delivers the action and heart,… More
Cassandra Maples
Have to say right off that I can't believe the low rating for this one here because it delivers everything that a Stallone fan would want, if one is… More
Al S
Sylvester Stallone gives one of the greatest performances of his career, showing he is not an action hero but an actor and what a hell of an unforgettable… More
Arash Xak
It seems that I can't stop wasting my time over these awful movies
Anthony Lawrie
A great slice of egocentric 80's action. Things I like: Jon Amos in mirrored glasses, Frank McRae being a lovable hardass, blink-and-you-miss-it Danny… More
Stephen M
A cliched, instantly forgettable prison movie, which affords Stallone ample opportunity to indulge his twin weaknesses: masochism and sentimentality. It's… More