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: 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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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

For the most part, it works like gangbusters.

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Rhett Bartlett
Dial M For Movies

One of the best acting performances of the year. Hypnotising. Rewarding.

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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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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

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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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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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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: 70% Flixster User Reviews
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
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.