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

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Sept. 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cylon Says on 28 Nov. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Sophisticated it aint, but fun it most surely is. The film wastes very little time on exposition allowing it to blast on at an electric pace that races through its hour and a half running time. Explosions abound and Guy Pearce is clearly having fun with a hero so blasé he borders on being Jack Sparrow. The opening and closing sequences give a bare-bones excuse for Pearce's presence on the station but it's enough and the start in particular is a kick-start taster of what's to come.

The box-cover says it's "Die Hard in Space" but Escape from New York would be a more accurate comparison or, better yet, "Escape from Glasgow in Space". The film's two key villains- and two of only four with speaking parts- are both Scots. One is the quietly-spoken yet brutal mastermind and one the other is a deliciously psychotic lunatic. Both are well-played and even if they are generic in concept, they are the epitome of those character roles.

The heroine too is another example of the generic character played to its best. The president's daughter (aka damsel) in distress is a cliché but it's still carried off nicely. Maggie Grace strikes a good balance between toughness and vulnerability and she shares a good chemistry with Pearce.

Visually, it's a treat and the surround sound is spectacular. When it appeared advertised on TV, it's arrival from under the radar maybe screamed of low-budget. This it might be, but it definitely doesn't show. Unfortunately, I had to pass this copy back to its owner before I could view the extras but there seemed to be plenty for those who are interested.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C.Elder on 29 Jan. 2013
Format: DVD
Luc Besson's films are always good, and this one is no exception. The story is simple. The President's daughter is on a visit to a maximum security prison in Space to review whether the prisoners are being well treated, on behalf of a charity she is supporting. Violent prisoners are sent to this facility for horrendous crimes, and keeping them off the planet in suspended animation is considered an effective solution. While there, she asks to meet with a prisoner i.e. that he be brought out of his stasis in order to speak with him about his treatment and ensure he is ok. Of course, you know what happens next. The prison is soon in the hands of the prisoners and she is trapped there, a woman with thousands of men who have not seen a woman for a long time.However they do not know that she is the Presdent's daughter.Meanwhile, a cynical black ops agent is sent to try to rescue her.He accepts the assignment as he has another reason for visiting the facility, a very important one that is slowly revealed.
The dialogue is absolutely crackling with witty one liners and jokes.Guy Pearce is outstanding as the seen-it-all agent. He reminded me of Bruce Willis in the early Die Hard films. The special effects are all excellent, and the the escape antics of the 2 are very good, as a slow relationship builds.She is not a spoiled brat as he thought, and he is not a one dimensional borderline criminal, as she thought.
They have to work together to stay alive and avoid the clutches of the psycho's who are after them.
Well worth watching, and superior dialogue with laugh aloud lines, at a good price from Amazon.What else do you want?
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful By S. Drury TOP 1000 REVIEWER 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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