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: August 12, 2014
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Critic Score: 89% 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.

Tom Long
Detroit News

"Locke" is one riveting film.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Hardy does sterling work in evoking the shifting balance of self-loathing [and] pride in doing the right thing... As an exercise in pure character building, it's a great one.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

For the most part, it works like gangbusters.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

The film makes quite a lot out of not very much, and features a strong performance from Tom Hardy, whose versatility continues to impress - and for that it's worth checking out.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

As intriguing as Hardy is to watch, the picture can't overcome its cinematic-stunt vibe.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A man, a car, a hands-free mobile device. And it is extraordinary.

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Giles Hardie

This is pure storytelling and acting and it is magnificent, compelling and wonderful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
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
Edward Boxler
Similar to what Moon did for Sam Rockwell, Locke primarily exists to prove Tom Hardy is fully capable of carrying a feature film on his own. And it's his… 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
Jason Robinson
Decidedly not like Phone Booth... which is a very good thing. Tom Hardy might have just taken the Best British Actor crown from DD Lewis and Colin Firth.
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
Josh Lewis
Locke proves that minimalist film-making can still be done well in today's age of overused special effects and underdeveloped story lines that turn into… More