Parents' Guide to

Locked In

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Flashback thriller has violence, language, suicide attempt.

Movie NR 2023 96 minutes
Locked In movie poster: Alex Hassell, Famke Janssen, and Rose Williams are show side by side with a person caught in the headlights of an oncoming car below them.

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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Dull, predictable, dark,and...dull.

This was a dull dark predictable movie. It never had you connect to any of the characters. I would not even call it a thriller...I was thrilled when it ended.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The setup feels promising, and the sets are atmospheric, but something about this twisty thriller loses its way before the final reveal. There are elements of gothic fairytale, psychological horror, and illicit revenge thriller, but Locked In ultimately feels like it could have had its tone a little better locked down. Janssen is well cast as the icy matriarch, obsessed with money and furthering her career, who becomes the center of the mystery when she's trapped in bed with locked-in syndrome -- all claustrophobic patient-eye view camera shots punctuated by a hospital machine score. Scenes in the aging mansion are haunted by shadows and pounded by rain -- nowhere feels particularly safe, just as no character feels particularly trustworthy. Narrators are reliably unreliable, none emerging as likable and all equally locked in to their own situations, whether it's stuck in a failing body, an abusive relationship, or an array of terrible secrets. It's a whodunnit that risks losing the audience as it brings out the worst in characters, and only rallies coherent motive from its players and commitment from its viewers at the last minute.

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