Lockout parents guide


Overall D

In a futuristic world, a convicted criminal (Guy Pearce) is offered a chance at his freedom if he can break into a high-tech space prison that has been taken over by its inmates and rescue the President's daughter (Maggie Grace) who is visiting the facility.

Release date April 13, 2012

Violence D
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

Why is Lockout rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Lockout PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and language including some James Mather | Stephen St. Legersexual references.

Run Time: 95 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Lockout rated PG-13? Lockout is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of violence and action, and language including some James Mather | Stephen St. Legersexual references.

Violence: Pervasive violence throughout that at times becomes explicit. Countless characters are killed by shootings, stabbings, explosions and various other means. Characters are tortured with burns. Female characters are hit and attacked by men, one is killed at point blank range, as are other male characters. A cadaver is seen in a lab environment with the top of its skull removed. A man’s head is blown off after an explosive charge is placed around his neck—we see his body minus his head from the rear. A man commits suicide and shoots himself in the head. A man is ejected from the ship into space.

Sexual Content: Sexual remarks and innuendo are heard. A man, with what appears to be sexual motivation, begins attacking a woman but is interrupted.

Language: Obscenities heard throughout, include a single sexual expletive, various scatological terms, names of Christian deity, other moderate and mild profanities, and a crude anatomical term.

Drug/Alcohol Use: A hero character smokes throughout the film. Mention is made that hardly anyone still smokes in this futuristic society.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence
Ontario 14A Language May Offend, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Lockout is directed by James Mather, Stephen St. Leger and stars Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Joseph Gilgun.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Lockout movie is July 17, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Lockout

Release Date: 17 July 2012

Lockout is releasing to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/UV Digital Copy) in an Unrated version. The package includes:

- Breaking into Lockout

- A Vision of the Future: Production Design and Special Effects

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This movie comes from the same producers as the film Taken, which also starred Maggie Grace playing another daughter in distress. Guy Pearce can be seen in The King’s Speech and The Count of Monte Cristo.