Lockout (2012)

Starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace and set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent (Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 13, 2012
DVD Release Date: July 17, 2012
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Guy Pearce does the best he can with what he's given, but Lockout is ultimately too derivative and shallow to build on the many sci-fi thrillers it borrows from.

David Denby
New Yorker

At the screening, in between laughing fits, people around me whispered, in awed tones, "B movie, 1956."

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William Goss

Does a fine job of continually coming up with obstacle after obstacle for our two leads to dodge - not the least of which happens to be good, old-fashioned logic.

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Sarah Marrs

I'm not looking for revelatory performances from actors in bad action movies, but I do need to feel like they're participating and not phoning it in.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

It's clichéd, ridiculous, and very entertaining.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

"Lockout" is meat-and-potatoes filmmaking at its most basic.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Overall, the acting is abysmal.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The tag-team of filmmakers seems to have only two ideas - having stupendously ugly characters shove their mugs into the camera, or staging action sequences so dizzily you have no idea what's going on.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

It's the kind of movie where someone tumbling in space above the earth's atmosphere opens a parachute and lands gently on earth without even gasping for a breath.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

You might find it to be thoroughly clichéd and utterly predictable. But it's not boring. That's largely thanks to Guy Pearce.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Not a great movie, but interesting and fun enough to watch.
Kevin M. Williams
Luc Besson penned and produced this actioner that's motto could be "if you liked it in another film we'll do it, too, but more". Which is… More
Jens S.
A Sci-Fi action thriller so fast you don't even notice how flawed it is. Pearce's one-liners are way too entertaining and the pace way too breathless… More
Al S
An instant classic. It`s Escape From New York in space, a film with lots of ideas and great homages to other pictures. A spectacular and pulse-pounding… More
Dean McKenna
I see this Euro sci-fi-action brought Guy Pearce shifting into action-man mode. Action specialist and co-writer/producer Luc Besson has fashioned another slick… More
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Over the years in which they've been churned out i've grown a weird… More