Lockout

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Framed for the murder of a fellow operative, a late-21st-century CIA agent (Guy Pearce) is offered a reprieve if he rescues the president's (Peter Hudson) daughter (Maggie Grace) who's been taken hostage by rioting prisoners during a goodwill tour of an orbiting penitentiary. Logical lapses are papered over with macho posturing and wisecracks in directors and co-writers James Mather and Stephen St. Leger's dreary action exercise which features a protagonist who likes his women - the first filly included - to shut up and look pretty.
Watch out for: Constant action violence with occasional gore, a fleeting gruesome image, several instances of sexual humor, including a gag that's also irreverent, about a half-dozen profanities, at least one use of rough language, and numerous crude and crass terms.
Rated: A-III; MPAA: PG-13

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