12 Rounds 3: Lockdown – Movie Review

12 Rounds 3

Director: Stephen Roberts
Writers: Nathan Brookes, Bobby Lee Darby
Starring: Jonathan Good (Dean Ambrose), Roger R. Cross, Sarah Smyth, Rebecca Marshall and Daniel Cudmore
Studio: WWE Studios and Lionsgate

The WWE has produced a third installment of their 12 Rounds series. In this edition WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose plays Detective John Shaw. Shaw has been off the job for a while after the death of his partner Ray Jones who was killed in the line of duty. Recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Shaw’s first day back turns out to be more than he bargained for.

He encounters old friend and partner Detective Tyler Burke (Roger Cross) who is the current hero of the department for his bust and killing of drug dealer George Freemont. The Burke kills Freemont to cover up their secret business relationship and takes what he thinks is the final proof of their illegal involvement. What Burke didn’t know that there was another flash drive that was disguised as a credit card that ends up being discovered by Shaw.
Burke is made aware of Shaw finding this evidence and tries to get the disk away from him by creating an emergency that forces the police department to be evacuated and then locked down. This begins a new twist on the 12 Rounds concept as the hero is not trying to save a loved one and he is not trying to complete twelve task. John Shaw only has 12 rounds in gun and has to survive in a building with a bunch of dirty co-workers who don’t want to go to prison.

This maybe one of the better movies recently released by WWE Studios and Ambrose seems to fit right into the role of John Shaw.

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Keith B. Holt
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