Lock Up

1989

Crime / Drama / Thriller

82
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 34,728

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Danny Trejo as Santo Ariza
Donald Sutherland as Dr. Kahn
Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa
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908.44 MB
1280*720
English
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23.976 fps
109 min
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1.72 GB
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English
NR
23.976 fps
109 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by fiera121 7 / 10 / 10

Great movie, strong plot ~ very entertaining!

I often find myself disagreeing with the critics, but in this case I am in agreement with the other reviewers on this page... This is a terrific movie, pure entertainment. I am frankly tired of so many modern movies that are nothing but violence, nudity and special effects. Well, this movie is not one of them -- it actually has a good plot. Oh, what a rare treat! The best acting is not Stallone's (no surprise there) but that of Donald Sutherland's portrayal of the sadistic and bloodthirsty prison warden. And the scene with the Mustang nearly made me cry. If you haven't yet seen this film... What are you waiting for? You're missing what is probably Stallone's best films! Run, don't walk, to your nearest video store! :-)

Reviewed by Spikeopath 6 / 10 / 10

All you want from a Sly Stallone movie is right here.

Have to say right off that I can't believe the low rating for this one here, because it delivers everything that a Stallone fan would want, if one is loading this into the player then surely they know what to expect? Frank Leone (Sylvester Stallone) only has a few weeks to go before being released from prison, he is no hard core offender, he is a loving man and is ready for a new life with his gorgeous girlfriend Melissa (Darlanne Fluegel). During the night he is whisked away to a maximum security prison on the orders of a sadistic warden out for revenge because Leone was the only man to have ever escaped from his prison, thus setting in motion the wheels of revenge. We then follow Leone as he is pushed to the limits by crazy warden Drumgoole (Donald Sutherland) and all the sadistic guards under his command. He also enlists the help of resident inmate beefcake Chink Weber (Sonny Landham), and they all in turn try to break Leone at all costs to ensure that he never leaves prison again. There certainly is nothing here that hasn't been done before in the prison film genre, and only an idiot would expect anything other than the ending we get, but this is a Stallone movie and it's full of guts, testo macho action, and it should be noted that Sly here puts some depth to the character of Leone. He garners our sympathy quite quickly, and considering the bloke is built like the proverbial brick outhouse, it's quite an achievement. The supporting players are a mixed bunch, this is Tom Sizemore's first motion picture and he does really well with the character of Dallas, Sonny Landham is his usual scary menacing self, whilst Frank McRae as Eclipse does just enough right to make his mark. So it's something of a surprise to me that the best actor on show is actually the film's weak link. Donald Sutherland does overplay it to the point that he goes beyond pantomime villain, it's a real teeth itching performance that he would only outdo with the dreadful Jamie Lee Curtis starrer, Virus, 10 years later, but in a film with such primal fun/action intentions, it doesn't ruin the film and leaves it all told as a fine genre piece. No awards here for sure, but when I watch a film about a man played by Sly Stallone in prison then I think I know what to expect, and it delivers all that I hoped for, so hooray for the beefcake I say. 7/10

Reviewed by poolandrews 6 / 10 / 10

I didn't think it was too bad actually.

Lock Up starts as model prisoner Frank Leone (Sylvester Stallone) is transfered from the nice minimum security prison Norwood to the maximum security hell-hole that is Gateway run by sadistic bent warden Drumgoole (Donald Sutherland) who has a personal axe to grind against Leone. Several years prior Drumgoole refused to let Leone out to visit his dying friend so Leone escaped & went to the press about his treatment at the hands of Drumgoole, he was left to rot in charge of Gateway while Leone was put in the cushy Norwood which Drumgoole still feels a certain amount of bitterness about. Having Leone transfered with a mere six months of his sentence remaining Drumgoole has to provoke him into another escape or some misdemeanour so he can increase his sentence & using his unsympathetic guards torture him & make the rest of his life a living hell... Directed by John Flynn I didn't think Lock Up was brilliant but at the same time I didn't think it was too bad either. The script by Richard Smith, Jeb Stewart & Henry Rosenbaum takes itself pretty seriously & some of the sloppy sentiment can make sitting through his a chore especially the prolonged scene when Stallone & his convict friends repair an old car. This isn't a typical Stallone action vehicle & while it does have a few action sequences in it their thin on the ground & consist of fights rather than huge budget set-pieces. I quite liked the story no matter how improbable it was, I liked the character's although they do seem to come & go a little to easily & it kept me quiet for a couple of hours. The mix between action & sentimental male bonding isn't quite right & focuses a little too much on the later but as I said I still liked it although if pushed I'd find it hard to unreservedly recommend, I think maybe Lock Up is an acquired taste. Director Flynn does OK, I wouldn't call it particularly stylish & he gets the pacing slightly wrong but it looks nice enough if not spectacular. The action scenes are fairly violent but there's no car chases or explosions which Stallone action flicks are perhaps better known for, action fans may be a little disappointed. Technically the film is good if a little bland & forgettable, apparently Stallone got paid a tasty $15,000,000 for this which seems a lot... The acting is alright, Sutherland makes for a suitably sadistic bad guy & John Amos makes for a good hard as nails prison guard with a heart. Lock Up is a decent film which I actually quite liked although thinking about it now it's difficult for me to explain why, it's just one of those films that you like but deep down know that you shouldn't & you don't know why.

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