Tom HARDY is Ivan LOCKE, a competent executive who, over the course of one night, alone driving his BMW, becomes a responsible man. Awesome ! === Tom HARDY est Ivan LOCKE, un cadre compétent qui, au fil d'une nuit, seul au volant de sa BMW, devient un homme responsable. Magistral !
Yeah, minimalism at it's best. 'Phone Booth', the different kind. Much better. Locke who suffered things, he doesn't want his (born/unborn) & unexpected child to suffer. He’s convinced, it’s his duty, because of abandonment issues he has with his own father. Emazing self-control, obsession of responsability. A man in charge. Facing all consequences. Hardy a great actor, with great script & director. Masterpiece.
Advertised as a tense thriller ready to rupture - in reality, it's a monotonous drama whose dialogue circles around itself so many times you simply stop caring. An arsehole makes his bed, then lies in it. Tension? Hardy's performance is hokey - a "Welsh" accent that sounds more like an Indian shop owner meets English aristocrat. Oh, and every second shot features crossfades and bokeh. Groundbreaking stuff.
A man who has everything under control drives away from a stable life to do the right thing. It's a fascinating one-man show driven by emotional depth. It gets somewhat repetitive but Hardy's ability to carry the story is noteworthy. What a tremendous actor.
The movie has such a way to keep you entertained, from the very beggining thanks to Tom Hardy s acting. His worried face show us how his world is collapsing. I like the nocturnal atmosphere, with the lights and traffic, reminded me something from Michael Mann in " Colateral ".
Tom Hardy is solid & in command driving down a M6 that never looked so sexy. What is it so appealing about it all? I think that we are all in awe with Locke, the hero he becomes & always was. We admire his rectitude & integrity, his poise in the face of adversity. And that is simply what single-handedly does it for us. We love his honour, his acceptance while riding away melting into the night like a good old cowboy.
Nice idea, and visually impressive in parts; but way too extended and would have worked better as a short. Much too dialogue driven for my tastes, with no real suspense, and the main character; whether intentionally, or due to terrible acting, feels totally fake. I questioned whether it was actually meant to be a black comedy, but highly unlikely. Wasted potential.