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Lockout Review

Director: James Mather, Stephen St. Leger.
Writer: Luc Besson, James Mather, Stephen St. Leger. 
Starring: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare.
Running time: 95 minutes
Year: 2012

Lockout is a sci-fi actioner set in a future which permits convicts to be incarcerated in a giant prison floating above Earth. While it seems that cinema has fully cleared out sci-fi’s closet of interesting concepts by raiding every genre author’s back catalogue, Lockout proves there’s still room for emerging ideas. A nifty premise from the outset, the film benefits from an original story and a tight script by Luc Besson (Leon.)

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