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Avery had it all: his beautiful girlfriend, Krista, a young son and a full scholarship ahead of him. But in the blink of an eye, it was all taken away. What started as a night out with his buddies ended with the shooting of a cop and Avery behind bars. He's innocent, but that doesn't matter in a place that has its own set of rules. As Krista works to prove his innocence, Avery struggles to survive the day-to-day hardships of prison life. In the tradition of "Oz" comes a story of what it takes to get by in the toughest place on earth, starring Richard T. Jones (The Wood),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite a low budget and predictable story line, Lockdown has undeniable power to it, fired by some fine performances and a terrifying portrayal of prison life that rings disturbingly true."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Benefits from authenticity, sincerity and an honest sense of outrage."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"[A] modest yet intermittently powerful film."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"What makes the movie memorable is its authenticity."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Though over-the-top and simplistic, the film has a punchy B-movie grit and gusto."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Melodramatic and sincere, Lockdown shows the penal system's corruptions sensationally, in ways that distinguish it from sensational prison flicks like Seagal's trippy Half Past Dead (2002) or Stallone's histrionic Lock Up (1989)."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, Nitrate Online
"Doesn't tell you much about prison life that the movies ... haven't told you already."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Lockdown makes that excruciating and often terrifying ordeal of incarceration gut wrenching and palpable."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"Here's hoping Richard T. Jones will get a chance to display his chops in a real movie sometime."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
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