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:
Nick Hardin, Lennie James
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

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

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brian_OWC on 4 May 2014
Format: DVD
Bought this as I quite like Guy Pearce and the science fiction plot looked interesting. It reminded me a little of the 'Harry 20' stories from the comic book 2000AD. But this is a poor action movie, with little suspense or spectacle. At a certain point you realise it's a stinker but you've watched too much not to let it finish. But then you wish you had that time back to do something else instead. Think about Christan Slater's movie Stranded, with it's Lego-like 'moonbase', or the tv series True Blood or Heroes when you first got that sinking feeling that something has gone badly wrong. That happens in Lockout about an hour in.
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21 of 23 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Connor's Dad on 17 April 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you've seen the trailer then you've basically seen the best bits. Guy Pearce's character is fun and it's a good action flick but falls dismally away at the end.
Worth 90 mins with a couple of beers on a Saturday night, as long as you can get it at a greatly reduced price!
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful By S. Drury on 27 April 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Amazing sci-fi action movie with a retro feel!! The story is sweet and simple and probably predictable but that matters not as you will have so much fun with this movie, it feels really oldschool action like something the 80s would have thrown at us with Bruce Willis back in the day. Guy Pearce is a quality actor who plays a fun character in a ridiculous situation in space saving the presidents daughter from thousands of the worlds most dangerous criminals, all good fun, lots of great action and plenty of cheesy one liners, make sure you check it out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 26 Sep 2014
Format: Blu-ray
'Snow' ( Guy Pearce ) has been wrongly accused of treason and the killing of a fellow agent and faces a long prison sentence.
the presidents daughter 'Emile'(Maggie Grace) is visiting a penal institution for dangerous prisoners which is situated many miles above earth, she is investigating the treatment of the in-mates on 'Maximum.Security Prison One' (M.S.One)
While she is there a massive prisoner breakout takes place, 'Emily' is now a hostage.
Debating how to rescue her and restore order is discussed by the authorities rather than a full-scale attack which would almost certainly see 'Emily' killed, it is suggested that one man should try to rescue the presidents daughter.
The imprisoned 'Snow' becomes the obvious choice with his no-nonsense approach, he is reluctant believing it to be a suicide mission, however an agent tells him that 'Mace'(Tim Plester) is a prisoner on 'M.S.One'
'Mace' maybe the only man alive that can help 'Snow' prove his innocents.........'Snow' takes on the mission.
this is a really good action movie set some way into the future, well worth watching with it's impressive special effects.
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13 of 15 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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