Lockdown (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 29, 2003
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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Benefits from authenticity, sincerity and an honest sense of outrage.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

[A] modest yet intermittently powerful film.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

What makes the movie memorable is its authenticity.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Though over-the-top and simplistic, the film has a punchy B-movie grit and gusto.

Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online

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).

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Doesn't tell you much about prison life that the movies ... haven't told you already.

Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Lockdown makes that excruciating and often terrifying ordeal of incarceration gut wrenching and palpable.

Michael Dequina

Here's hoping Richard T. Jones will get a chance to display his chops in a real movie sometime.

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