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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
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
"Hardy rises to the challenge of the format, yet the film fails to generate much suspense or sympathy."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"Thanks to Knight's direction, precise scripting and Tom Hardy's formidable talent, Locke is an emotionally devastating time capsule of a man riding the wave of his life collapsing."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"What seems like a limited stunt concept turns out to be one of the most intense -- and cinematic -- experiences of the year, anchored to a brilliant performance by Tom Hardy."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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
"Thanks largely to the involvement of actor Tom Hardy, it manages to become more than just a gimmick film."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Steven Knight's Locke makes us ride 'shotgun' with Tom Hardy for 85 minutes and doesn't let us out until the final credits roll. There are worse people to be stuck in traffic with. Carrot Top. Piers Morgan. Literally any Jenner."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Hardy gives a spellbinding performance."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"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
"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
"Simple in concept but complex in its detail... engrossing and suspenseful."
‑ John Serba, MLive.com
"That writer ("Eastern Promises") and director ("Redemption") Steven Knight introduces Ivan Locke as his only visible character speaks volumes about his own self-confidence as a filmmaker."
‑ John Urbancich, Your Movies (cleveland.com)
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