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Locked In | 2021 | R | – 2.6.9

content-ratingsWhy is “Locked In” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “violence, and language throughout.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a couple of sexual propositions and a discussion of sexual promiscuity, several fights with guns and knives leaving several people dead with bloody wounds shown, and at least 40 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


One night, the employee of a storage facility (Mena Suvari) has to protect herself and her teen daughter from desperate thieves looking for their loot, valuable diamonds hidden somewhere in one of the units. Also with Jeff Fahey, Costas Mandylor, Jasper Polish, Manny Perez and Bruno Bichir. Directed by Carlos V. Gutierrez. [Running Time: 1:30]

Locked In SEX/NUDITY 2

 – A man asks a young woman if she is still a virgin and says that she looks like she is not. Several men make comments that we do not hear as a woman walks past them. A man asks a woman if her husband left her for a younger woman. A woman says that she got pregnant and her husband married her. A man tells a woman that she needs to pay her rent and propositions her; she declines saying that he is married and the man then makes a comment about the woman’s teenage daughter (the woman storms into her apartment).

Locked In VIOLENCE/GORE 6

 – A police officer holds a gun on a man and he stabs her in the foot (we see blood), she leans over and he stabs her in the chest, and then once again, while she lies on the floor (we see blood and she gasps and dies). Two gunmen pull a woman out of a building, she runs away and one man shoots her (blood spurts from her head and she lies dead in a pool of blood). A woman sees a man slumped against a wall on CCTV and when she goes to find him she sees two men murder him (we hear a gunshot and see the man stabbed in the back); we see the body in a locked storage unit later. A man holds a gun to a woman’s head, then a knife to her throat and he punches her in the face (she falls to the floor) before locking her in a storage unit. A man shoots another man in the chest and we see blood in his mouth and on the wound and he is shot in the head at close range (blood pours onto the floor). A man threatens a woman with a knife, she hits him in the head with a pipe, she hits him in the head twice with a golf club and he staggers with a bloody wound on his head; he then drops the knife and she runs with it, he chases her down a ladder and she stabs him in the abdomen causing him to fall off a roof (we see him in a pool of blood on the ground). A man shoots at and chases a woman and her daughter; the woman is shot in the shoulder and dribbles blood on the ground, the two hide in an RV until the man finds them and the young woman sets the vehicle on fire with the man inside (we hear him screaming as the vehicle is engulfed in flames and he then goes silent).
 A man holds a gun on another man and they struggle, a woman hits one man on the back with a suitcase and they fall to the floor and one man is shot. A man holds a gun on another man, kicks him and hits him in the head with the gun (we see the man with blood on his ear). A woman stabs a man in the back with darts and locks him in a storage unit (no blood is shown). A man grabs a woman by the throat and holds her off the ground against a wall; she gags and kicks until he lets her go. A man punches a woman in the face.
 A man slams a knife into a desk and yells. A young woman holds a lit lighter to a woman’s face. A man shoves a young woman into an elevator. A woman kicks a man, he falls to his knees, and she runs away. A man rolls a cart in front of a woman and she trips over it.
 A woman panics and pounds on a metal door after being locked in a storage container; a man lets her out and she hyperventilates before calming down (she’s claustrophobic). A man says, “The only thing I’m afraid of is my wife.” A woman and her teenage daughter argue in several scenes. Three men argue in a few scenes. A young woman tells her mother, “I’m a shoplifter,” and her mother says that she used to do the same thing. A young woman accuses her mother of selling out her father and sending him to jail. A man tells a woman that she needs to pay her rent and propositions her; she declines saying that he is married and the man then makes a comment about the woman’s teenage daughter (the woman storms into her apartment). Several men make comments that we do not hear as a woman walks past them (they seem menacing and this happens a couple of times). We hear that a man’s wife was murdered. We hear reports and conversations about a diamond heist. A woman talks about her husband being in prison for armed robbery.
 A woman in the office of a storage rental facility sees an alarm indicating that one of the units is open and goes to investigate; she is startled when a colleague approaches her. A man spits over a balcony.

Locked In LANGUAGE 9

 – About 40 F-words and its derivatives, 2 obscene hand gestures, 16 scatological terms, 10 anatomical terms (1 in Spanish without translation), 14 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, weirdo, addict, junkie, risky, disgusting, sick, sneaky bastard, stupid, tramp, bad boy, slobs, goody 2 shoes, boring, scumbag, waste of time, stubborn, old geezer, old man), exclamations (heck, shut-up, suck my…, suck on that), 2 religious profanities (GD), 10 religious exclamations (Only God Can Make Us Do Anything, God, My God, Oh My God). | profanity glossary |

Locked In SUBSTANCE USE

 – A woman talks about being an addict and overdosing. A man tells another man, “I’ll buy you a beer” (we do not see them drinking), and a man talks about drinking Margaritas. A man smokes a cigarette on a roof, and a young woman smokes cigarettes in several scenes.

Locked In DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Claustrophobia, armed robbery, single parenting, lying about who you are, fear, greed.

Locked In MESSAGE

 – When someone is threatening you and you manage to knock him out, make sure he’s totally incapacitated and won’t come after you later.

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