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Blu-ray Review: Unlocked
Lionsgate Pictures

With action and plot-lines that mimic Bourne and Bond, Unlocked flaunts an all-star cast and a host of kitschy clichés that will have viewers either tuning in or turning off. For anyone needing a unique spin on the classic spy thriller concoction, Unlocked is probably best left unwatched. Made up of equal parts formulaic and convenient scenarios; ala, “We need you back because you, and only you, can save the world.” Rapace’s Racine repeatedly refuses CIA ties, opting instead for a “simpler life” as a civil servant.

With that said, those of us that appreciate the tried and true clichés that come with thrillers such as these will feel right at home in Racine’s world. It is certainly true that Unlocked may not be a pioneering peg in the genre’s foundation, but it is certainly entertaining for anyone who enjoys semi-predictable peril.

Unfortunately, the extras menu for Unlocked is almost nonexistent, with an all too brief Making Of featurette comprising the entire offering. So with cliché piles, throwback style, and action that’s as palpable as government denial, Unlocked aims for unhinged but finds itself unoriginal.

Studio Synopsis: Noomi Rapace stars in this action-thriller as Alice Racine, one of the CIA’s top interrogators, whose career is sidelined after she fails to unlock a prisoner in time to save the lives of dozens of innocent people from a terrorist attack in Paris. Now, leading a quiet life in London as a caseworker, Alice is unexpectedly called back into action when the CIA apprehends a suspect believed to have direct knowledge of another imminent attack. Turning to the few people she can trust (Michael Douglas, John Malkovich, and Toni Collette), Alice seeks out the responsible parties as she races against the clock to prevent a deadly biological attack on the citizens of London.

Studio: Lionsgate
Running Time: 98 minutes
Rating: R
Number of Disks: 1

Special Features:

  • Making Unlocked Featurette

Additional Resources:
Cast: Noomi Rapace | Orlando Bloom | Toni Collette | John Malkovich | Michael Douglas
Director: Michael Apted
Central Writers: Peter O’Brien
Box Office Release: September 1, 2017
DVD/Blu-ray Release: November 14, 2017
Genre: ActionDramaMystery
Supporting Cast and more Writers found HERE

With action and plot-lines that mimic Bourne and Bond, Unlocked flaunts an all-star cast and a host of kitschy clichés that will have viewers either tuning in or turning off. For anyone needing a unique spin on the classic spy thriller concoction, Unlocked is probably best left unwatched. Made up of equal parts formulaic and convenient scenarios; ala, “We need you back because you, and only you, can save the world.” Rapace’s Racine repeatedly refuses CIA ties, opting instead for a “simpler life” as a civil servant. With that said, those of us that appreciate the tried and true clichés…
So with cliché piles, throwback style, and action that’s as palpable as government denial, Unlocked aims for unhinged but finds itself unoriginal.

Blu-ray Review: Unlocked

Storyline - 7
Cinematography - 8
Performances - 9
Entertainment Value - 8

8

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So with cliché piles, throwback style, and action that’s as palpable as government denial, Unlocked aims for unhinged but finds itself unoriginal.

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