Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Unlocked

Digital Release Date: Nov. 14, 2017, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 14, 2017
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.15
Studio: Lionsgate

When a biological terrorist threat has been issued against Americans on United Kingdom soil, government organizations put their best agents on the case in the action-accented mystery-drama Unlocked.

Noomi Rapace in Unlocked

Okay, this one opened in England and Europe back in May and June of 2017, and then received a limited theatrical rollout in the U.S. in September. Fast-forward to the results: it fared poorly all around, both at the box office and with the critics, who gave it an averaged a 25% Fresh Rating at aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 51 published reviews.

We’d never heard of this movie until we received the press release announcing its digital and disc release, so imagine our surpise when we learning that it stars such heavyweights as Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), John Malkovich (Places in the Heart) and Toni Collette (The Way, Way Back)! AND that it was helmed by the highly competent veteran filmmaker Michael Apted, who’s directed such solid flicks as Firstborn, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and the venerable 7 Up series!

So what went wrong with what appears to be a straight-ahead R-rated spy thriller!?! Well, now’s the time to find out…

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.