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Lockout [2012] [PG-13] - 2.6.5



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Guy Pearce stars as a government agent wrongly accused of a crime and given a choice between 30 years in stasis on a penal colony in space or getting the president's daughter (Maggie Grace) back safely from the same colony. Also with Peter Stormare, Lennie James, Jacky Ido and Tim Plester. Directed by James Mather & Stephen St. Leger. [1:35]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage.
 After being punched in the face by a woman, a man tells her, "I thought you were gonna kiss me." During an interrogation sequence a man tells another man that he was "trampolining his wife," and "people love me... just ask your wife." After performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a woman a man says, "That's enough foreplay." A man and a woman fall through a ceiling panel and land on the floor below; the woman's face inadvertently lands on the man's crotch and the man says "That's not necessary, a simple thank you would do." A man in a state of dementia says, "It was bad to take it out in church in front of the other children."
 A man with a tattoo of teeth over his mouth says of a woman disguised as a man, "I like your pretty boyfriend, does he like to party?" A woman tells a man, "It depends how good you are in bed." A man says of a plan, "If this works I'll wear a tutu and pink panty hose."
 A man interacts with a woman in a sexually threatening way throughout the movie (nothing eventually happens).

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Two men fight: one garrotes the other, one slams the other into a glass shower door shattering it, one shocks the other and he is thrown back, one is thrown into a bathtub and one man is shot (he falls to the floor dead). A man tries to stab a woman in the stomach; a man stops the blade and then hits the attacker in the head.
 A woman sprays a man with a fire extinguisher, a man fights with him, the man is held off the floor and against a wall by the throat, one man wraps an explosive around the other man's neck and it detonates (we see the man's headless body lying on the floor later; it is dimly lit so not much is clearly visible).
 A man yells and shoots a woman, she whimpers and breathes heavily, we see blood on her abdomen and she dies. A man shoots a man and he falls to the floor dead. A man shoots himself in the head and falls to the floor dead. A man is shot in the face (we do not see the impact). A man drops a gun on the floor and it discharges striking a police officer (he falls to the ground and no blood is shown) and the man is shot by another police officer and drops to the ground. A man stabs another man in the stomach (we see him fall to his knees and he has blood on his shirt) and then shoots another man. During an interrogation scene we see a man yell at a prisoner and threaten him, and then slam his head against a table; the prisoner gets a gun from the man's ankle holster, fires it at the man (he is hit and we see a bloody bullet wound), he fires again causing the room to explode, he shoots into the adjoining room where a woman has been thrown to the floor, she runs and is shot in the leg (we see some blood).
 We watch a man freeze to death in a chamber (his skin turns blue and becomes covered with frost and he stops talking). A man is shown being sucked out into space (he screams and pleads). A woman burns a man's face by spraying a flame at him (we see reddened flesh). During an interrogation scene we see a man being punched in the face repeatedly and each time is seen with blood on a different part of his face (his forehead, his nose, etc.). A woman punches a man in the face, he complains and she winces and he shakes her hand.
 Two armed men break into a room and open fire, a flying vessel outside the room opens fire into the room and a man inside the room runs; he runs to the roof where he is fired upon by the flying vessels again, he jumps off the roof, crashes into a window that does not break and falls onto an awning and a dumpster and finally crashes onto the ground (he moans but gets up and continues to run while being chased by other armed men). A man and a woman put on space suits, jump out of a space station and careen through space toward Earth as the station explodes and debris hits the woman causing her to pass out; their suits flair when they enter the atmosphere and they reach Earth unharmed. A man speeds on a motorcycle while being chased by police cars and a flying vessel; several cars crash along the route and the flying vessel crashes and bursts into flames. A man riding a motorcycle speeds into a train station, he's shot at as he runs through and he falls when he is trapped in a net. A man presses a button on a space station and many guns fire on flying vessels outside (we see explosions and the flying vessels are destroyed). A man and a woman are chased by armed men.
 A man holds a gun to another man's head and tells him to open stasis chambers, the man does so, and he is then shot and falls to the floor dead (no blood is visible); we see a man come out of stasis, stumble and fall over a railing (presumably to his death). A man holds a gun on a woman, and then hits her in the face. A man is held at gunpoint and urinates on the floor from fear (he is then shot off-camera). We see video of a man shooting another man (no blood is visible) and the wounded man falls to the floor.
 Two men fight and one stabs the other (we see blood on his hand). Many men are released from stasis chambers and we see them fighting with each other and with guards using their hands and weapons. A man fights with a woman and another man makes him stop. A man knees another man in the groin and the man falls to the ground moaning. A woman strikes a man with a fire extinguisher and the man complains and holds his head. A man punches a woman in the face (we see a bloody cut on her lip). Inmates argue and fight in several scenes. A man hits another man in the face with a gun butt and he winces (we hear a crunch).
 A man stands over an opening and sees a whirring machine below, he falls into the opening and hovers over the whirring machine, he and another man fight while hovering, one man presses the other man's face against a metallic wall (it is presumably stuck to the frozen metal) the machine stops spinning and one of the men falls into the machinery (we presume he is dead and do not see blood); the other man falls toward the machinery and it starts spinning again just before he lands on it. A man and a woman fall through a ceiling panel and land on the floor below. A man is shot at and he falls down a chute (he lands hard on the ground and lies unconscious).
 We see a morgue with bodies that have been dissected (one body is shown with the top of its head cut off, presumably to study the brain). An injured man is shown dying on the floor after a fight between several men. A man has a bloody cut on his arm after a knife fight and a woman is shown cleaning the wound. A man is shown with a bloody nose wound as he is dragged by two other men. We see a woman's bloody leg wound in several scenes; in one scene the blood smears along a vent where the woman and a man are crawling. A woman cleans her own leg wound after a man pulls back the blood-soaked bandages and says "Eeew." After coming out of stasis we see a man with one eye covered with a cataract and scars on his face (one from a cut and the other from a burn). A man is shown with a bloody mouth and his shirt front is drenched with blood (we don't know what happened). A man burns another man's face using a hot lighter.
 A man uses a defibrillator to start a woman's heart, he presses a long needle into her eye to inject her brain with a chemical and he does mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until she begins to convulse. A man injects a woman in the leg with needles twice (we hear a crunch and she winces). A man holds a large needle that he presumably uses to inject a man (we see the man sedated). We hear that a woman's nitrogen levels are increasing. A man cuts a woman's hair and dyes it using motor oil, coffee and toilet water. A man appears unable to process and think clearly after being released from stasis. We see many people locked in stasis chambers (we can see their faces with a bit of frost on them). We see many men who have come out of stasis behaving oddly and seeming to have dementia.
 A woman fires a gun at and strikes men rushing toward her and another man says, "I thought you were a Democrat." A man with a tattoo of teeth over his mouth says, "I like your pretty boyfriend, does he like to party?" A man tells another man that his adult daughter (she is in a hostage situation) is as good as dead. A man describes a prison facility in space where the prisoners are held in stasis and says that there is no physical or sexual abuse. A woman talks about mental and physical impairment that can be causes by extended periods in stasis. A man says, "I'd rather castrate myself with blunt rocks." Prisoners are described as mostly rapists and murderers.
 A space station crashes into a prison facility and we are told that the prison facility is falling toward Earth and will crash down onto the Eastern seaboard.

PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 12 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 12 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, liar, tool, jerk, obnoxious, chick, cannon fodder, pig, dead beat), 2 religious profanities, 9 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man lights a cigarette in another man's mouth, a man smokes cigarettes in several scenes throughout the movie, and a man smokes a cigarette.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Prisons in space, civic-mindedness, dementia, rescue missions, national security, sacrifices, espionage.

MESSAGE - Prisons are bad whether they are in space or on Earth.

Special Keywords: S2 - V6 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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