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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Anwen Crawford
The Monthly (Australia)

Tom Hardy gives a bravura performance.

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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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

... despite its uncertain themes, Hardy's consuming performance is too fascinating to miss.

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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.

Alex Heeney
Seventh Row

The film adeptly raises many questions, smartly refuses to give easy answers, but leaves too many things open-ended.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
Whilst Hardy delivers a performance that draws you in, it's nothing more than a one man sitting in a car dealing with his life choices.
Kase Vollebregt
It surely is a one-trick pony that manages to be elevated by the superb performance of Hardy alone.
Carlos Magalh„es
A strong character study with a fantastic performance by Tom Hardy, despite its 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