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Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) stars as Ivan Locke, in the second film from writer/director Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Hummingbird). LOCKE is the story of one manâs life unravelling in a tension-fuelled 90-minute race against time. Ivan Locke has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career. But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line.

Starring:
Lee Ross, Tom Hardy
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Locke

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 25 minutes
Starring Lee Ross, Tom Hardy, Tom Holland, Danny Webb, Ruth Wilson, Bill Milner, Olivia Colman, Alice Lowe, Ben Daniels, Andrew Scott
Director Steven Knight
Genres Drama
Studio Elevation Sales
Rental release 25 August 2014
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 25 minutes
Starring Lee Ross, Tom Hardy, Tom Holland, Danny Webb, Ruth Wilson, Bill Milner, Olivia Colman, Alice Lowe, Ben Daniels, Andrew Scott
Director Steven Knight
Genres Drama
Studio Elevation Sales
Rental release 25 August 2014
Main languages English

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2.6 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE on 2 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
this is brilliant, similar in style to the ryan reynolds film buried, this all takes place in one location , a car. That will never sound like a great premise i know but this is brilliant and hardy flexes his acting over his muscles here and does a brilliant job. Hardy plays locke whose desire to be a better man than his father means that his world is about to collapse, brilliant and tense, loved it.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Farrer on 23 May 2014
Format: DVD
And it all happens at night...
Doesn't sound that interesting as a "pitch" to the producer but this gripping film works very well because of excellent acting from Tom Hardy and a believable script.
Locke's work and domestic life unravels as he drives south to be at the birth of his child from a brief affair. We share his tension and come to recognise that he is trying to 'do that right thing' at great cost to himself and family.
A most original and dramatic film.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By film fan VINE VOICE on 3 May 2014
Format: DVD
I saw this British gem of a film at my local multiplex cinema and I was completely taken in by it. It was one of the best British films I'd seen in a very long time. It had pretty much everything, drama, suspense, and terrific acting by Tom Hardy I thought.

It tells of Ivan Locke, who's happily married with two sons, who leaves work in Birmingham on his way home or so we're led to believe. He's on his way to a hospital in London and be there for the birth of his baby he had with another woman. He wants to "do the right thing" and be there at the birth of his baby. With plenty of calls on his Bluetooth hands free kit, with names of his family, work colleagues and the other woman, coming up on the screen, it all makes for a gripping and frenetic 80 minutes. He also speaks to his dead father as though he was there in the car with him.

All the action takes place in and around the car of Ivan Locke. Very strange some might say. May be. But it kept this viewer gripped right on through to the end. My eyes never left the screen for a single moment. It's one of the best films I've seen so far this year at least. It's a brilliant idea and in all honesty, the film works on so many levels. It's dramatic, emotional, and completely absorbing to this reviewer anyway. I would recommend it definitely.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
I'm a fan of Tom Hardy and think that he's one of the finest British actors of the last few years. This film is a vehicle for him and him alone - it all takes place in his character's vehicle, a BMW X1, which he's driving through the night down the M6, headed towards an urgent engagement at a London hospital.
Hardy plays Ivan Locke, a foreman/site manager for an American property development company, which is about to lay the concrete foundations for a new skyscraper in Birmingham. It's the night before the big pour of hundreds of tons of concrete, with millions of pounds at stake, and Locke decides that he can't be there...
Locke's a married man with a couple of teenage sons. He's an intelligent, contemplative, restrained character, who knows how to show grace under pressure, and on this particularly fateful night, he will need that quality in abundance.
What follows is Locke making a series of very difficult telephone calls on his Bluetooth device, to his disgruntled employer, his distressed wife Katrina (voiced by Olivia Coleman), a fragile woman named Bethan with whom he's had a one night stand, and various desperate work colleagues. His professional life and personal life are teetering on the brink of collapse, and Locke is just trying to keep all the balls in the air until he reaches the London hospital.
Tom Hardy is a very gifted actor - I understand that he'll be the lead in the remake of Mad Max, and I can't wait to see that. He's usually a strong enough lead to turn a mediocre film into a good one, but sadly, this is one of those rare occasions when he doesn't manage that feat. He's the only actor on screen throughout the movie, and by about the midway point, I felt that the film was beginning to drag.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 29 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
You could imagine the look on the studios face when the idea for this film was pitched.

'Yeah, it's about some Welsh fella who is driving to London to be at the birth of his child, but he's married, and there's a problem with some concrete'.

Now on face value, you couldn't imagine this film doing anything for anybody, let alone pay to see a man driving for ninety minutes, we do enough of that already. But look deeper, and this is the story of a man who has obviously come from a bad childhood, and under no circumstances, will he follow in his fathers footsteps, even if it does mean his life will be left in tatters.

In the past five years, everything Hardy has done, even if the film is a load of old cobblers like This Means War, has shown that he can out act everyone on screen, and here, it's literally just him, and a few phone calls.

But what makes the film so interesting is the fact that he's chucking everything away for someone he hardly knows, someone he met on a business trip, because he knows deep down he has a responsibility for an unborn child, an innocent who needs a father in their life, as its clear that Locke never had that in his life.

But then things go from bad to worse. There is a problem with his work, and even when the worst case scenario happens, he still helps a colleague, even when his unborn child is having a difficult birth and is at high risk, he is still there to talk to his teenage children.

Hardy is superb in the titular role, using every emotion through out the film, but oddly remaining calm during his life changing journey.

I can really understand why people are dismissing this as boring, but you really have to understand that this is more than a mans life going to ruins.
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