In the near future, the United States builds a maximum security prison in space, the worst of the worst criminals kept in stasis using a controversial procedure. When the President’s daughter decides to tour the new prison to see if the inmates are being treated humanely, the prisoners stage a takeover and she is captured. The government turns to one man, a mercenary named Snow, to infiltrate the station and get her back.
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There’s plenty to filter here in the violence and language categories, including an F word, multiple uses of the S word, several religious exclamations, and some sexual references. The violence comes in beating, stabbing, and shooting form, and with filters on full it will be jumpy and a little hard to follow in spots. With filters, Lockout would be appropriate for older teens.
Should I Lock In on Lockout?…
I went into this movie with fairly low expectations and have to admit that it kept me entertained for the most part, though the ending could have used a few more revisions. Lockdown is pulpy and ridiculous, but has a sense of humor and enough tension to keep you interested. As with many movies of this type, the key is to turn off the higher reasoning functions of your brain that might wonder why, for example, any government would go to the massive expense of building a prison in space. If you’re the type of person who enjoys movies like The Transporter and The Fast and the Furious, then Lockout will likely fit your taste.
Brian Fuller—Clearplay Orbital Prison Warden
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and language including some sexual references; 95 min; Directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger