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LOCKED IN (2021): The Things I Liked…

Locked In (2021), Mena Suvari
Locked In (2021), Mena Suvari

It’s my curiosity about how thrilling movies set mainly in one location can be, that had me watching crime/thriller Locked In. The other motivation is Mena Suvari (an actress I’ll always appreciate because of American Beauty (1999), one of my favourites.

From writer/director Carlos V. Gutierrez, Locked In has some suspenseful scenes. It’s the suspense-filled moments that had me watching through to the very end. Even though by the halfway point, I’d already given up on the movie being the kind I insist others watch. 

The performances aren’t the problem. Locked In is simply not as clever as it needed to be for the viewing experience to feel worthwhile. There are parts of the film where I had to look away as if to signal to the room (since I was watching the movie alone) that what was happening on screen wasn’t up to standard. 

The suspenseful moments and the satisfying last scene are the parts that made me happy. If you’re especially curious about Locked In, then do what you must. Otherwise, how about Locke (2013)Carnage (2011) or Phone Booth (2002)All three are good movies set either completely or predominantly in one location.

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LOCKED IN (2021): New Trailer FStarring Mena Suvari, Jasper Polish, Jeff Fahey, Costas Mandylor…

Locked In (2021), Jasper Polish, Mena Suvari
Locked In (2021), Jasper Polish, Mena Suvari

New crime/thriller Locked In has Mena Suvari as a single mother who must protect her daughter and herself after a heist at a high-tech storage facility goes wrong.

Written/directed by Carlos V. Gutierrez; additional key cast includes Jeff Fahey, Jasper Polish and Costas Mandylor.

I’ve never entered a storage facility before, but every time I walk past one, thoughts of how easy it might be to get lost in there, and how creepy it likely feels cross my mind,

I want this to be one of those movies that’s highly engaging and thrilling, even though most of the action takes place in one building.

Bruno Bichir, Manny Perez, Natalie Smith, James Biberi and Joanne Lamstein also star.

Locked In Release Dates: May 7th, 2021 (US)…

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