‘Locked In’ Review: Mena Suvari Headlines a Chintzy and Generic Heist Thriller

‘Locked In’ Review: Mena Suvari Headlines a Chintzy and Generic Heist Thriller
Writer-director Carlos V. Gutierrez’s “Locked In” is not to be confused with 2017’s “Locked In,” nor 2010’s “Locked In,” nor the numerous short films that have also used that title in the past two decades. Nonetheless, this low-budget potboiler’s common moniker is emblematic of its generally generic nature. A thriller about a woman’s efforts to thwart a pair of criminals who come looking for their loot, it’s that prolongs what should have been a relatively brief incident. Its prospects may be better on VOD than in theaters when it opens via both platforms on May 7, but most will wisely sidestep it altogether.

Save for a few brief scenes, almost all of “Locked In” takes place in a steely, nondescript storage facility run by Lee (Bruno Bichir) and his sole employee Maggie (Mena Suvari), who’s introduced getting accidentally locked in a unit, which causes her to
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