Lockout is a decent b-movie throwback which is really carried as much as possible by Guy Pierce doing his best Snake Plissken
impression. Pierce plays Snow, a convicted government agent, who is offered a chance of freedom in exchange for rescuing the president's daughter who is being
held hostage on the worlds deadliest prison. The plot structure is flimsy and there are some pretty awful special effects in parts, but it's still pretty fun just because of the wise cracks and general demeanor Pierce brings to the character of Snow. The way the criminals take over the prison is far too easy to feel realistic and the witty
lines are good at times, but I was really hoping that this film would have better overall then it was. The film seems to just stick to the very basic formula, never bringing anything new to this sub-genre.. I think not being R hurt this type of film as well but it's still worth a look for fans of this type of entertainment, though I wouldnt run out telling people they have to see this by any means.
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