Lock Up

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6

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Critic Reviews

  1. For torture and violence freaks, every clank and thud is duly and hyperbolically registered.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Tunney
    60
    A hard-boiled version of Rocky, with enough anti-Balboa brutality to keep our interest.
  3. 60
    The film is a sort of prison fantasy, in which all the most popular boys in the cellblock have a high time together, smoking cigarettes, working on cars and spraying each other with paint guns...All the while you're thinking, "What is this, ancient Greece?"
  4. 60
    Put the whole movie down to cartoonery...This is a drive-in theater battle of wills between the forces of evil and the forces of good.
  5. 40
    Lock Up is made in the same, simplistic vein as most other Sylvester Stallone pics - putting him, the blue-collar protagonist, against the odds over which he ultimately prevails.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 4, 2016
    8
    .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Stallone is great Full Review »
  2. Apr 7, 2013
    1
    Think about every cliché about prison movies and you get Lock up. We have evil prison wardens, a North American prison which is portrayed likeThink about every cliché about prison movies and you get Lock up. We have evil prison wardens, a North American prison which is portrayed like a prison in Turkey during the 1950's. We have the "big bad" prisoner and a young naive prisoner, who befriends the protagonist just to be killed later. The girlfriend of the protagonist is harassed by the prison staff, like they would be some kind of dystopian society with no regulation and people's rights. Unrealistic portrayal of prisons and prison life. The acting is average. Full Review »