6.01 h 34 min2012X-RayPG-13
A renegade CIA agent (Guy Pearce), falsely accused of murder, must overcome a gang of ruthless prisoners held 50 miles above Earth and rescue the President's daughter (Maggie Grace) in order to regain his freedom.
Stephen Saint LegerJames Mather
Guy PearceMaggie GraceVincent Regan
SuspenseInternationalScience FictionAction
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Joseph GilgunLennie JamesPeter Stormare
Marc LibertLeila Smith
Open Road Films
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2587 global ratings

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Jason E. CommerfordReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ignore the critics
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If you are one of the critic wannabes that inhabit these reviews then you will probably not like this movie. I watch movies to be entertained not enlightened, edified, transformed, etc. If that is what you seek read a book don't watch a movie. All that being said the character of Snow played by Guy Pearce is one of my favorite characters. He is hilarious. Snow may be the ultimate smart aleck. Makes me wish that at least one more movie with this character had been made, much like I desired to have some prequels made of Arnold's predator team. That was a missed opportunity. At any rate this is a funny and entertaining movie. So don't let all the Siskel and Ebert impersonators dissuade you.
21 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Lost interest immediately and this is my type of movie
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15-20 min the movie is so boring I couldn't go on. A guy is getting punched and doesnt give up another guy while being set up by the CIA but through questions the movie goes back to the scene over and over and over and its one fight and shooting scene for 20min about nothing that can start to grasp someones attention and get them into the plot. And I love goat movies with all the types this would fit under, from action to scifi to drama, conspiracy etc Im assuming the rest of the movie is about this guy being put in this new space prison which is supposed to be pain free as prisoners are put to sleep. But he probably will have inside help and will have to help someone else and one side is the good side and the other is not. Its all about money most likely and billions invested into this prison that the whole world will use once fully operational blahhhhhhhhhhh and thats my guess and im 99% sure its the whole movie. I just dont have details that for 20min were horrible. I dont even write reviews for bad movies. But I expected so much more since first 8 out of 10 movies are really great and overall are great. The good guy is not extremely impressive at being anything from an amazing fighter to special forces or any crazy ability with his coworkers to destroy and break down defense systems or anything that would stimulate my mind whatsoever.
English TeacherReviewed in the United States on April 27, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
A Paint by Numbers Movie - Neither Original or Appealing
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Ridiculous movie and a complete waste of time. Every part of it is a cliche modeled on other movies that were grade B movies to start with. Hackneyed premise is a prison break that endangers the President's daughter. Wise-cracking hero is sent to save her, they spar through their improbable escape and then wind up walking into the cityscape together. I could almost hear the producer saying, "Geez, this a terrible movie! How can we get our money back out of it? I know, let's put the whole thing in space!" And so they did. Setting a tired script in space does not a sci fi movie make. There are some Star Wars-like fighter jets and sound effects near the end and that's about it. Oh, wait, they also parachute from the Space Station to Earth, in fact, onto a big city highway. That's realism for ya. Things like that insult the intelligence of sci fi aficionados and the movie as a whole insults all action movie fans everywhere.
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CorradoReviewed in the United States on October 17, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Unrated version much better
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I enjoyed this film in theaters back when it came out, and I was glad to revisit it again when it popped up on Netflix... HOWEVER, they have a PG13 version with some obvious cuts... I opted to buy the unrated BluRay and it's a much more enjoyable experience... Plus the extras are a nice touch too. As far as the movie itself, it's a fast paced action film in a futuristic prison setting. It doesn't take itself too seriously which is great... And Guy Pearce plays it so sarcastically you gotta love it. Also, fun fact: 2 of the actors in this film are currently reunited on the tv show Fear the Walking Dead.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 24, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Some non-credible moments took me out of the action
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I liked the first 10 minutes - witty banter and build-up to the major premise. In all fairness, I'm writing this critique at only 30 minutes into the movie. My major concern is that a single handgun literally took down an in-space supermax prison. A single push of a red button engaged auto-defense turrets which destroyed three fighter ships. Another single push of a button released every single prisoner from cryogenic sleep at the exact same time and in a matter of moments they were all battle ready and commandeering the entire station. You would think you would need a coded clearance at a high level to release a prisoner and that each cell would have its own code and that even if they were opened accidentally, prisoners would still have hand and ankle restraints. I mean.. sigh ... I know some people just want to be *entertained*, but at least entertain me intelligently.
Simon JesterReviewed in the United States on December 28, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Watched it for free
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I'm only alright with the movie because it was free. Guy Pierce is the only good thing about this movie. It's more a "made for TV" quality sci-fi action flick. The set up for the story (the first 20 minutes of the movie) is laughable. The storytelling is amateurish. The CGI is terrible. The humor gave me a chuckle or two. I really had to suspend my disbelief to an extreme in order to get past all the cheesy cliches throughout the movie. If I had paid money for the movie then I would have been really disappointed.
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Emilia RennaReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
These movies are pure joy. Get real people
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I'm 77 + so what can I say? Plenty!!!! If you want humor, fun(of the absurd) sometimes, These movies are pure joy. Get real people, enjoy.11 It's not real life. Life is what you make of it!! When it gets too tough deal with it. Don't run from it but these movies do help, They are a way to escape for awhile. My advice, (you don't have to take it) take a deep breath and just enjoy them for the pure escapism; then get back to the real world and you'll find you have a better perspective on your problems.

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joel wingReviewed in the United States on February 8, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Rip off of Escape From New York/Escape From L.A.
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The beginning of Lookout was great. Guy Pearce is being interrogated by Peter Stormare which includes a healthy amount of punches. In response Pearce just delivers one liners after another including ones about Stormare’s mother.

After that however the story is a rip off of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York/Escape from L.A. as Pearce is an elite soldier with an attitude blackmailed into rescuing the president’s daughter from a prison planet.

Peace’s wisecracks are actually the best part of the film. The rest is completely derivative.
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