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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: 88%

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
"I think Steven Knight's done a terrific job of direction. It's a very intelligent, very austere film."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"Hardy's introspective intensity helps to achieve and sustain and level of intimacy that's more thrilling than many films with 100 times the budget."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Hardy rises to the challenge of the format, yet the film fails to generate much suspense or sympathy."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"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
"It is the most extraordinary feat this film, and it's not just an exercise in pyrotechnics, it's an exploration of existential angst."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Knight's clever, tight screenplay and Hardy's tour de force performance collaborate to create a constantly captivating and even suspenseful film."
‑ Rob Thomas, Madison Movie
"Thanks largely to the involvement of actor Tom Hardy, it manages to become more than just a gimmick film."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"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
"For a movie set entirely inside a car, Locke is an impressive and engaging feat."
‑ Zach Hollwedel, Under the Radar
"Despite a fantastic performance from Tom Hardy, "Locke" makes for a rather flat single-location flick due to its suffering from a lack of engaging material."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"Steven Knight has delivered not only a powerfully minimalistic picture, but a morally attuned one as well, that portrays how one immoral act can bring about a lifetime of affliction."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
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