Stephen Saint Leger & James Mather
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Luc Besson (Director of The Fifth Element) presents this futuristic thriller about a renegade CIA agent (Guy Pearce, PROMETHEUS) who is betrayed by his government and sentenced to 30 years frozen in a cryonic chamber 50 miles above Earth. The only way to avoid serving time is a suicide mission – overcome a gang of ruthless prisoners and rescue the President’s daughter (Maggie Grace, Taken).
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 123
- Fresh: 47
- Rotten: 76
- Average Rating: 5.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Lockout"...is...as dopey an entertainment as imaginable, but it's also a reminder that the film's star, Guy Pearce, has always had great screen magnetism, to which he has now added a bedrock of muscle. Also: he can act.
Rotten: A putrid film that comes dead-weighted with hammy one-liners and a plot so silly it borders on comedy...
Rotten: Mostly "Lockout" is lost in space.
Rotten: At the screening, in between laughing fits, people around me whispered, in awed tones, "B movie, 1956."
I'm amazed at how everyone thinks they are a critic. Why does every hollywood film have to be state of the art special effects, original storylines, incredible theatrical performances from the actors and actresses and perfect special effects? Why can't a film just be fun to watch. Guy Pierce does a great job in this film. A lot of "Cool Hand Luke" swagger and he has his timing perfect with his punch lines. This film is just fun to watch even with the bad guys performing over the top.
If you are wanting to watch a high-octane action film, with a lot of great humor, then it's worth renting this movie. Stop looking for the Academy Award winner here and just enjoy watching a film filled with wise-cracks, action, explosions and more action.
Freakin' Awesome if you just go with it
This movie was a hell of a lot of fun.
Good popcorn movie
If you just want some action with your popcorn. Then this is pretty entertaining.