Lockout

  • 15
  • James Mather, Stephen St Leger (2012)
  • US / Fr
  • 91 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

In this fast-paced futuristic thriller, violent inmates take over an experimental prison ship orbiting the Earth and hold the US president's humanitarian-worker daughter (Maggie Grace) among their hostages. So maverick government agent Snow (Guy Pearce), who's been falsely convicted of espionage and is offered a pardon, blasts off on a rescue mission. But have the powers-that-be given him the full picture, and what's really going on in the jail? What might, on paper, look like a bog-standard "Escape from New York in space" variation quickly establishes its own character and personality, thanks mainly to Pearce's charismatic wisecracking hero and a pair of genuinely chilling adversaries in Vincent Regan and Misfits/This Is England star Joseph Gilgun. First-time directors James Mather and Stephen St Leger also keep the tension at boiling point with a series of bloody but deftly staged shocks, which help to obscure the occasional incredulities of the plot.

Plot Summary

Premiere. A government agent is framed for murder, and sentenced to a prison on board a space station. Before he can be sent there, a riot takes place in the penitentiary and the convicts seize control, holding the president's daughter hostage. The condemned man is offered a pardon if he can rescue her. Sci-fi thriller, starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace.

Cast and crew

Cast

Snow
Guy Pearce
Emilie Warnock
Maggie Grace
Langral
Peter Stormare
Alex
Vincent Regan
Shaw
Lennie James
Mace
Tim Plester
Hydell
Joe Gilgun
Hock
Jacky Ido

Crew

Director
James Mather
Director
Stephen St Leger

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Lionsgate UK
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, sexual references.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 20 Apr 2012
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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