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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:
Lennie James, Guy Pearce
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

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

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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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Format: DVD
In this unpretentious, unashamedly derivative SF action B-movie Guy Pearce’s wise-cracking, disgraced ex-government agent Snow is tasked with rescuing the U.S. President’s daughter from an orbiting maximum security space prison after she is taken hostage during a prison riot. Pearce’s Snake Plissken-esque anti-hero displays admirable derring-do as he battles hostile inmates driven mentally unstable as a side effect of being cryogenically frozen and kept in a state of suspended animation. Accompanying the seemingly never-ending action there is an engaging rough humour, which includes a marvellously bonkers performance by Joseph Gilgun as a tattooed Scottish psychotic with glowing eyeballs, brother of Vincent Regan’s ruthless and only slightly less psychotic leader of the revolt. Good support is provided by Maggie Grace, who plays the President’s daughter with an appropriate feistiness and stubbornness and Peter Stormare as an uncompromising U.S. secret service chief. Despite a conspiracy backstory concerning a lost briefcase which ‘tops and tails’ the movie, this film is essentially undemanding and entertaining with a straightforward plot, no character development, adequate special effects, slickly and stylishly packaged and presented. Not perfect by any means, but not many films are.
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Format: Blu-ray
Set in the near future, a falsely convicted ex-government agent has one chance at obtaining freedom.

He must undertake a dangerous mission to rescue the President's daughter from rioting convicts.

At an outer space maximum-security prison.......

So basically the film is the rejected 'Escape From Space' idea of sorts they had in the late nineties, and Guy Pearce is a mix of McClane, Plisskin, and Ryback, but at least the film is fun.

Coming from the house of Besson, if you follow his brand of action films, right back to Kiss Of the Dragon, you know what to expect, and this is no different.

The effects are pretty lame, but this film is all about the bad guys, and the banter between Snow and The first Daughter.

The script can be poor at times, but the one-liners are something that Willis would be proud of, and the film is claustrophobic enough to keep it on the right side of tense.

It's flawed in many ways, and as i've already said, you may get deja vu seeing this, because it's 'inspired' by so many films.

But as those films are very god anyway, this passes the time with ease.
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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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