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Luc Besson (Director of The Fifth Element) presents this futuristic thriller about a renegade CIA agent (Guy Pearce, PROMETHEUS) who is betrayed by his government and sentenced to 30 years frozen in a cryonic chamber 50 miles above Earth.

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common sense

ON for kids age 14
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
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4 out of 5

Outer-space rescue adventure has lots of action violence.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Lockout is a futuristic action movie with almost constant fighting and chasing, as well as shooting, dead bodies, and some blood. The main male character is a cocky scoundrel who treats the main female character with disrespect (including punching her), even though she's shown to be brave. She winds up becoming a damsel in distress and a romantic interest for him; as a result, there's sexual tension and innuendo between them. Language includes one "f--k," many uses of "s--t," and more. The main character also regularly smokes cigarettes, mainly -- it seems -- to annoy others.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Lockout's violence. Does it create tension and thrills, or is it disturbing? What's shown and not shown? Which has more impact?
  • Is the president's daughter a role model, or is she a victim or a stereotype? What's the impact of the violence against women in this movie?
  • Does the main character look cool when he smokes? Why do you think he chooses to do it?
  • Is rescuing the president's daughter alone more important than rescuing as many hostages as possible?

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4 stars

I really enjoyed Lockout. It was a thrilling film and Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace's performances were amazing. On the down side it took a little time to get whats going on. This movie is also very funny thanks to Guy Pearce. GRADE:A-

- jcareb, Monday, November 19, 2012

4 stars

This was a clever, fast paced and exciting movie. It hardly let you breath and I couldn't take my eyes off the screen.

- BleedxItxOut, Tuesday, October 23, 2012

3 stars

Sure, it's cliche but it's got all the Bessonesque requirements: a quick pace, over the top characters and tons of solid action. Leave your mind at the door but enjoy the guns & explosions.

- jklaabs, Sunday, September 23, 2012