Directed by Stephen Saint Leger & James Mather. Written by Stephen Saint Leger, James Mather, Luc Besson. Cast: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan, Peter Stormare, Lennie James, Joseph Gilgun, Jacky Ido, Tim Plester, Peter Hudson. (PG-13, 94 mins)
LOCKOUT is another enjoyably brainless outing from the Luc Besson action factory. The film owes such a debt to ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK that John Carpenter probably deserves a co-story credit. It's loud and dumb and the cliches are too plentiful to count, but it's the kind of entertaining cinematic junk food that will do OK in theaters before a long and healthy life in near-constant weekend rotation on TNT for many years to come.
|"Call me Snake. Er, uh, I mean Snow."|
|Maggie Grace, taken again in LOCKOUT|
|Joseph Gilgun delivers what may go down as|
2012's most gratingly annoying performance.
|The more effective French poster art|