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3.3
1,479 Ratings

Locke

Directed by Steven Knight
United States, United Kingdom, 2013
Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him.

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Locke Directed by Steven Knight
Written and directed by Steven Knight, Locke operates like a thriller, and yet the only action is a man in a car. Yet it is a grueling experience, an exhausting emotional cliffhanger… The film is a wrenching unforgettable experience. You forget that it’s just Tom Hardy in a damn car. You feel the whole WORLD around this guy. And there’s no way out but through. Call by call by call …
January 21, 2015
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The challenge of how to classify [Locke] may be part of the problem: it’s generally described as some sort of tour de force (given that it is 84 minutes of Tom Hardy driving while talking to colleagues, family, and acquaintances on the phone), which may be a backhanded and misleading description insofar as the film is not so much a stunt as a story that couldn’t be told any other way.
December 19, 2014
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Shot almost entirely in close-ups and from the neck up, rarely out of frame and reflected in mirrors and windshields in the rare moments that he’s not speaking, Hardy is the entire movie, and he tears into the task with the appetite of a lean up-and-comer rather than the self-satisfaction of a grandstanding movie star.
July 11, 2014
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