Locke (2014)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 25, 2014
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2014
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A one-man show set in a single confined location, Locke demands a powerful performance -- and gets it from a never-more-compelling Tom Hardy.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

[Hardy's performance is] the reason you'd see Locke, and the reason you may remember it fondly, long after the ride ends.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

Hardy makes for a compelling psychological tour guide, utilizing much more than his right foot to add forward momentum.

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Emine Yildirim
Today's Zaman (Turkey)

Writer-director Steven Knight's Locke is literally a one-man show that rests on the able shoulders of actor Tom Hardy.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Yes, it sounds like a gimmick. But Tom Hardy is so compelling, multilayered and terrific in the title role, this one-man show is never dull.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Locke" is one riveting film.

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Chris Barsanti

Tom Hardy's visceral performance in this one-man meltdown packs more drama than a half-dozen multi-character stories.

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Liz Braun
Toronto Sun

As you'd expect from a story that never leaves the confines of a car, Locke is intense and claustrophobic.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

For the most part, it works like gangbusters.

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Nathan Southern
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The fact that Locke delivers, then, is splendid news, especially for fans of onscreen minimalism and alternative approaches to familiar stories.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A strong character study with a fantastic performance by Tom Hardy, despite the excess of exposition and a director who doesn't seem to trust his own… More
Julie B
I kept thinking that his butt must be killing him after filming this. Great performance, rivals Ryan Reynolds trapped in a box, but not quite Sam Rockwell in… More
Mark Walker
Despite appearing in many films beforehand, I think it's fair to say that Tom Hardy's breakout role was in Nicolas Winding Refn's Bronson in… More
Nate Zoebl
Essentially a one-man show, write/director Steven Knight's film spend every one of its minutes inside a car with its titular star played by Tom Hardy. Over… More
Kase Vollebregt
It surely is a one-trick pony that manages to be elevated by the superb performance of Hardy alone.
Dan Schultz
A quietly intense picture detailing an hour and a half in the life of a successful construction manager (Tom Hardy) and the conversations he has with people on… More