Locked Down (2021)

Locked Down (2021)

Locked Down (2021)

Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor lead this romance-heist comedy as a couple whose relationship hits the rocks during COVID-19 lockdown. But before their love sinks for good, they agree to call a truce in order to steal a diamond. Directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) and written by Steven Knight (Locke).

2021Rating: M, Offensive language, sexual references & drug use118 minsUK
ComedyCrimeRomance
Director:
Doug Liman ('Edge of Tomorrow', 'Mr and Mrs Smith', 'American Made')
Writer:
Steven Knight
Cast:
Anne HathawayChiwetel EjioforStephen MerchantBen KingsleyMindy KalingBen StillerLucy Boynton

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Locked Down (2021) / Reviews

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Making a heist film about the well-off during a pandemic is absolutely ludicrous.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Years from now, when you speak of Locked Down - and you won’t - be kind.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Locked Down is almost worse than a lockdown...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

(An) irritating heist comedy.

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Decider

Decider

This movie would be DOA without Ejiofor and Hathaway’s romantically volatile chemistry.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

We could use a pandemic-era romantic comedy, but Locked Down isn't it...

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Associated Press

Associated Press

It feels stagy, claustrophobic, and overacted.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Locked Down ultimately is a love story and a good one too.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The script... piles cliches and stereotypes atop ludicrously rickety plotting...

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Must have seemed like quite the wheeze when greenlit, but now has all the appetising novelty of your eighth Zoom of the day.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

(Locked Down) is part romantic drama, part heist caper, and has the entertainment value of neither...

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Daily Mail

Daily Mail

The film deserves total lockdown, preferably in a steel vault, somewhere deep underground.

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The Times

The Times

An overwritten, underplayed and nauseating mistake...

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Independent

Independent

It's far too dry and meandering for an entertaining bit of fluff, but delirious enough to capture the mood of the moment.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Had the filmmakers taken a more easygoing approach, Locked Down might have landed in the realm of The Thomas Crown Affair.

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Paste

Paste

A crushing miscalculation on every level...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Hathaway’s comic timing has become a marvel in recent years, but Ejiofor, too, exults in the chance to throw off his usual gravity.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

I’m wary in general of making any definitive pronouncements about Locked Down, whose charms and irritations (and it has its share of both) are largely a matter of timing and perspective.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Maybe this all works, accidentally or not, as a time capsule of very contemporary irritation.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

COVID-19 serves as a fitting backdrop for an amiable romp about the freedoms we take for granted...

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Variety

Variety

At times, generates an uneasy mixture of intimacy and showiness, yet it’s a kick to watch a couple of actors who are this terrific pull out all the stops.

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