Lockout 2012

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A man is wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. He's offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Starring:
Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace
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DVD, Blu-ray

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Vincent Regan, Lennie James, Tim Plester, Patrick Cauderlier, Nick Hardin, Yan Dron, Mark Tankersley
Director James Mather, Stephen St. Leger
Genres Science Fiction, Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 20 August 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Vincent Regan, Lennie James, Tim Plester, Patrick Cauderlier, Nick Hardin, Yan Dron, Mark Tankersley
Director James Mather, Stephen St. Leger
Genres Science Fiction, Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 20 August 2012
Main languages English

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Sep 2012
Format: DVD
Set in the not too distant future, Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential) stars as a wisecracking government agent, Snow, who is wrongly convicted of murder & selling state secrets. But he may just have a way to redeem himself, as the presidents daughter Emilie Warnock (Maggie Grace -Taken) who was visiting a maximum cryostatis prison in space to check on the well being of the inmates, is smack dab in the middle of a prison riot. Only one person would be crazy enough to go in there, Snow!

To start with it's quite obvious from reading the synopsis alone that this is a reworking of the classic Escape From New York with Kurt Russell. None the less, Lockout turns out to be a very watchable brutish action movie, but with some intelligence thrown in there, in the shape of the sub plot rumbling underneath the main events. The action is fast, furious, brutal & smart in places, but there are a couple of far fetched moments that even the most hardened of action fans may raise an eyebrow too. The CGI & special effects used are pretty good on the whole with some exceptions here & there, but, considering the budget worked with it's not surprising. Some interesting ideas used in places, no doubt thanks the man who came up with the idea of the film, Luc Besson. But he will undoubtedly be pleased with the work that directors & co writers James Mather & Stephen St. Leger have managed to produce, in keeping with Besson's fast & furious action style.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 July 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Lockout is the story of MS One; a huge orbital space-ship that houses half-a-million prisoners in stasis. The president's daughter & humanitarian Emilie Warnock (Maggie Grace - Malice In Wonderland) visits the station to assess the conditions of the prisoners and potential for mental-impairment that stasis causes, but during her visit, a rebellion is sparked and the prisoners are woken up simultaneously. Stasis-induced aggression and mental problems abound and soon the station is in pandemonium. Meanwhile, back on Earth, arrested for crimes he didn't commit (aren't they all?) Snow (Guy Pearce - Memento) is sent to the station as a prisoner, but with the mission to locate & liberate the president's daughter. But with a station full of lunatics all gunning for him, will Snow manage this impossible feat?

Lockout is a fantastic premise supported by some excellent CGI & sets and some respectable acting from all involved. The crazed Scottish brothers (Vincent Regan -Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance & Joseph Gilgun - Screwed) who lead the revolt are a very nice touch to an already intriguing story. Guy Pearce provides a fantastic rendition of a surly and often-cheesy, smart-quipping action hero. Maggie Grace is decent in the damsel-in-distress role and the bad-guys are mindless thugs in orange jump-suits - not really a Oscar-winning role, but fun nonetheless.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles Vasey TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Oct 2012
Format: DVD
This is good fun in a relaxingly brainless way (just like me really). Lots of cool SF effects, heads exploding etc, a woman in peril, really horrid villains, a man unjustly accused and an impossible mission; it's great. There isn't a lot of character work here though I enjoyed two things. Firstly, that if a pysycho murderer is needed then the land of my birth (Bonny Scotland) is a ringer. I call this the Begbie Effect. Secondly, that Guy Pearce spends the entire film doing a splendid voice dub of Mark Wahlberg but without mumbling - you little beaut! The dramatic line of the film is pretty much known to us before it starts, so the Devil is in the details, and I enjoyed them. Live long and prosper, Luc Besson
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I was kind of inclined to headline this as being the movie guaranteed to make highbrow film fans froth with incredulity. That anyone could enjoy such a derivative, tongue-in-cheek, low ambition piece of schlock, is surely cause for venomous spleen venting from the serio film brigade. They call them guilty pleasures, but thing is, I just don't feel guilty about having such a wonderfully fun filled great time with the Luc Besson produced Lockout.

Plot? Well it's the future and basically Guy Pearce (Snow) is wrongly convicted of a crime and sentenced to do stir in stasis until whenever. But up in space at the MS1 prison facility, home to all the maniacs found in Demolition Man, the president's daughter, do-gooder babe Emilie Warnock (Maggie Grace), is suddenly taken captive and it's a big hostage situation. This looks like a mission for a serious hard bastard type! Well Snake Plissken wasn't available, so they get Snow, who is bulked up, full of wise cracks and has a point to prove. Guess what follows? Yep, complete popcorn frenzy as Pearce and Grace cut a swathe through MS1 and have a date with coolness personified.

On the way, via a truly gorgeous sci-fi affected Blu-ray print, we will tick off the homages and influences and compare notes with our viewing partners about how it's a Snake Plissken movie but with Shane Black type dialogue. While those who are partial to a bit of sci-fi design are well served here. Because even though there might be the worst CGI effects ever during a chase scene (that mercifully only runs for 50 seconds), the space ships, sets and Torsion System sequence, prove that you don't need Michael Bay type bucks to please the eyes.
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