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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 man’s 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:
Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson
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DVD, Blu-ray

Locke

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

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10 of 10 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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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Matthew J. Parker on 22 April 2014
Format: DVD
Interesting (and short) film starring man of the moment Tom Hardy. Ivan Locke has decided that he has to deal with all the serious issues that have been bubbling up in his life and sets off on a long car journey after finishing work to sort them all out. That is pretty much the premise of the film as all we see in this film is Hardy driving on a road and talking to various people on his hands free phone. The situations he's involved in may well strike home to many people who watch and to be honest, when certain people's names appear ringing on his phone the tension can become unbearable, be it his boss, wife, son or past one night stand! Full marks go to Hardy for making what could be a difficult slog a gripping experience, but whether you'd want to watch it again, or indeed whether you can get past his Rob Brydon accent, just stop it from getting 5 stars. Well worth a viewing though.
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21 of 23 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 Josh Murphy on 23 July 2014
Format: DVD
Locke is a British drama film written and directed by Steven Knight. The film primarily stars Tom Hardy, with Tom Holland, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Ruth Wilson, Ben Daniels, and Alice Lowe all providing vocal contributions. The filmmaking itself is very audacious. The entirety of the narrative concerns construction foreman Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) in his car, who has decided to drive from Birmingham to London the day before a massive concrete pour to reach a hospital where a woman is giving birth to his child. Simultaneously Locke attempts to maintain stability whilst receiving calls from his wife, the hospital, his boss, his sons and his assistant.

Due to the restricted nature of the film, there’s a demand for a strong performance from its lead, which Hardy provides effortlessly. His performance is excellent throughout, and he excels in portraying both blunt rage and subtle interior struggles. The positioning of audiences in the car alongside of him allows for an intimate exploration into one of the most interesting characters we’ve seen so far this year. The narrative itself is restricted – audiences will learn information at the same pace as Locke, which further cements the character as a relatable and fathomable.

The film’s soundtrack subtly accompanies events, and it’s brooding and suspenseful tone is expertly used to match the tension onscreen. The film’s greatest achievement however comes from the manner of construction. The replacement of other physical characters in the film with only their voices is a stroke of genius. It intentionally permits continuation of the intimate exploration of Locke’s psyche but never hinders the genuineness of the relationships he has.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
Have you ever been stuck in a car for hours? In this film 'Locke', that is exactly what occurs, but you will be the observer of a one man dialogue with everyone who means something to him as he drives to his destination. Boring, not for a minute, put in your seatbelt and let's go.

Tom Hardy plays Locke, a man who gets into his BMW, and takes a long, fateful drive. The camera doesn’t always stay in the car, but it’s with Locke for entire time. We hear the voices of others, but we don’t see anyone else. This is a breath taking film, as we observe Locke take his life apart, one person at a time. Locke is a foreman in construction who is now asking his underling to take on the most important job of his career. All the while Locke's life us coming apart, and we see his face and his Rolodex as he moves onto the next person. We don't know what is happening right away, we only know Locke has made a momentous decision.

We know Locke is righting a wrong, and as we speed along with him in his BMW, we wonder would we have the guts to do this? This takes courage, and as you slowly realize what is going on, it dawns on you that we are in the middle of a life's mess. The conclusion is a bit disappointing, but I saw it coming and was prepared. I urge you to take this drive, move along with Locke. Well done, sir.

Recommended. prisrob 08-16-14
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