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Lockout (2012) Movie Information

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James Mather, Stephen St. Leger


Guy Pearce
Maggie Grace
Peter Stormare
Lennie James
Vincent Regan
Tim Plester





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A man falsely accused of espionage has one chance to clear his name: save the president's daughter from a inmate breakout at a space prison. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 01/14/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This movie was like con air but in space. Lockout. okay this is going to be a short review just because that they is nothing much to talk about.the visual effect's are awful in some place and the jokes are a little bit wooden.

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Daniel Corleone 01/21/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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In the year 2079 CIA agent Snow (Guy Pearce) was accused of murdering an undercover agent. The daughter of US President Emilie Warnock, (Maggie Grace) is trapped in space penitentiary MS One. Pierce shines but the rest of the characters falter since they are either too irritating or too cute with the anecdotes. The humor was definitely forced, action relentless but plot uninviting. There were several coy moments especially between Snow and Emilie. Amazing how the pair of protagonists fell straight down from the ship instead of floating. Lockout felt like a fantasy than a sci-fi thriller because of it's unbelievable sequences but is entertaining enough.

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Chris Kavan 11/18/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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Fairly typical action film in a futuristic setting - lots of people die, off-the-wall characters, completely inane story - but if you're looking for a bit of fun, you could do worse.

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Zeljka 07/14/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Quite solid action sf movie - if you do not overthink it. Please don't. Same as Besson's another film, The Fifth Element, the story is intriguing, but if you try to dissect it, you will inevitably disappoint yourself. In the terms of entertainment, it succeeded - I was never bored, the visuals were OK, and the main characters were interesting and fun to watch. Especially Guy Pearce's witty, sarcastic Snow opposite well-mannered, but not so helpless, do-gooder, Maggie Grace's Emilie.

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08/22/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A prison cell in outer space recently broke and a man named Snow, wrongly accused of espionage who is about to be sent in there, is expected to save the President's daughter from a huge number of outraging inmates.

I was not really sure about the film's direction or how the makers wanted the film to appear to audience. I thought the action stunts are unrealistic (or maybe just the visual effects?) however, it was a decent action film in general. The fast-phased action helps the humor (also the drama) to be highlighted. Yeah, I like how the humor was injected in a story of national emergency. Plus, the psycho inmate made the film - in a way- touching.
Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace (from Taken) were both satisfyingly good and entertaining.
Just a question, ***SPOILER ALERT*** how d...

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12/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Decent action filled with great humor!

A prisoner, Snow (played by Guy Pearce) risks his life and limb to save the president’s daughter Emilie (Taken’s Maggie Grace), from MS: One, a maximum security prison filled with rapists, murderers, and other nasty people! Why??? Because he is falsely convicted and his one chance at obtaining freedom lies in finding his partner Mace (Tim Plester) who just so happens to be locked up on MS: One.

The movie starts out as a spy thriller, at least looks like it, but soon turns into a mixture of Escape from New York and Die Hard in space. Maggie Grace plays the damsel in distress on a humanitarian mission who’s in constant need of taking care of by our reluctant wisecracking hero but Snow’s sarcastic, flippant attitude hides his heart of gold and it is inevitable that the sparks will fly bet...

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