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Ivan Locke (Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, LOCKE is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Knight (EASTERN PROMISES, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS) and driven by an unforgettable performance by… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Locke" is one riveting film."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The crises Ivan Locke faces with a tremendous will to do the right thing strike a chord. The mistakes that have him in the driver's seat, but hardly in control, are terribly human and all too familiar."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"This is pure storytelling and acting and it is magnificent, compelling and wonderful."
‑ Giles Hardie, Flicks.co.nz
"In this car ... an entire story is richly told, whole characters are indelibly portrayed with nuance, ambiguity, precision, foibles, heroics and devastations, and we are thoroughly engaged, carried along as by the superior mechanisms of Locke's Mercedes."
‑ CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)
"This is not 2014's most inviting movie experience, but it will stand as one of the year's most successful movie experiments."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"For the most part, it works like gangbusters."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Knight's strength is his writing, and arguably, Locke would be almost as good set on a stage with a man sitting on a chair. But then you'd miss the details of Hardy's face in a film that is all about an actor's vehicle."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Locke is an original and impressive experience, an unusual film of considerable quality."
‑ David Stratton, The Australian
""Locke" is NOT a thrill ride. But, it is compelling."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"The screenplay by writer-director Steven Knight ("Eastern Promises") shows a keen insight into the psychology of the sons of alcoholic fathers. Tom Hardy, one of the best actors working today, shows his versatility in this subtle performance."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"As intriguing as Hardy is to watch, the picture can't overcome its cinematic-stunt vibe."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"A man, a car, a hands-free mobile device. And it is extraordinary."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Knight's structural experiment, its willingness to embrace chaos, and its ultimate emotional impact make it one of the most outstanding movies of the year so far."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Fabulous, mesmerising one-man movie, Tom Hardy puts in a tour de force performance [as] a man desperate not to submit to desperation."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"You would not think a film in which a man simply drives at night from Birmingham to London could possibly be gripping, but Tom Hardy proves spellbindingly hypnotic in this decidedly unusual road movie."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
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