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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

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

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 13 Jan. 2015
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This is a thoughtful and thought-provoking exploration of the soul. It's much more like a stage-play than a feature film, and definitely won't be to everyone's tastes.
'Locke' showcases Tom Hardy's astonishing acting talent as he appears solo on screen for over an hour. It's a very ordinary story, in many ways, or an ordinary person who makes one of those life-choices which have important consequences. But it's also a very small story, with a tiny plot, and a claustrophobic feel to it. Very definitely art-house, not multiplex.
Some of the photography of the car in motion on the motorway is utterly gorgeous. But the whole film has a curiously muffled tone to it - as if we're distanced from the protagonist. We don't share the same space as him but are often separated by the windscreen or window, and occasionally it feels as if we're viewing everything at an angle.

This is a remarkable movie, one which touches on domestic issues that will be common to millions. Having said that, it's not exactly enjoyable. Admirable, maybe, but hardly a lightweight piece of entertainment.
7/10
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ozzy Moses on 9 Nov. 2014
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I really enjoyed this film. It didn't take long to engage with the character of Locke because Tom Hardy was fantastic in the role. Everything from his welsh accent to his physical movements were brilliantly executed given that he spends the whole film driving from Wales to London while his world comes crashing down around him. I could really empathise with Locke and found myself worrying that he would come to some harm. The claustrophobic space of the car together with the applied pressure from the incessant phone calls really added to the sense of urgency and the unfolding of his project managed life and work. This film will make you think about why people live the way they do and how sometimes lives are dictated by careful management in a desperate attempt to erase the past or to always do the right thing. I thought that it could have been called `Something Concrete' because there are so many parallels between the mortar and life, get it wrong and everything crumbles.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Riches TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Sept. 2014
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It's wrong to call it a thriller, hence all the poor reviews from disappointed people who expected blood, guts, guns and fast action.
For me this is one of the best films ever. If you have any interest in family life, belief in principles, job dedication, and yet also in how we are prey to a mistake, this film is for you. Don't expect a cast of thousands, do expect a superb principal actor and a fascinating interaction between him and the rest of the characters whom we only hear yet never see.
If at the end of it you reflect on the nature of human frailty, and the difficulty of having enough compassion to be able to forgive, and somehow between the two things still striving to do the right thing; AND not wanting an ending with everything done and dusted - then this is your film. Steve Riches, Northampton, UK.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Farrer on 23 May 2014
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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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE on 2 Aug. 2014
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman/and/movie-fan' TOP 100 REVIEWER on 26 Aug. 2014
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My decision to buy this one had much to do with 'Tom Hardy' rather than anything either heard or
indeed read, he's surely one of todays leading-lights as an actor.
'Ivan Locke' has a seemingly idyllic life both at home and at work, the climax of his career should
take place in the morning, however a phone call received turns his world upside down, he just has
to respond.
He's on the way to be with 'Beth' who he'd had a one-night stand with, she's about to give birth to
his child.
He really should be at home watching the match, and be in work early the following morning to
receive delivery of a massive consignment of concrete for the construction of what he considers
his project, however he's on the way to London.
He has to try and explain things to his wife and his work colleagues , his decisions could cost him
everything.
He is upsetting and concerning many people as he answers call after call on the road, his life is
beginning to unravel whilst driving.
Just when it can't get any worse, it does, over and over again.
There are many possible outcomes to the several different issues he's trying to deal with on the
road to London.
This is a very different style of movie, not sure i've ever seen it's equivalent down the years....this
is primarily a one-man show, plenty of different voices on the other end of the phone however.
The film is pretty compelling viewing, an intense journey indeed.
Certainly worth viewing.
Special Features -
* Commentary with writer/director - 'Steven Knight'
* The making of Locke
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