Locke 2013

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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

Customer Reviews

2.7 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Riches TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Sept. 2014
Format: DVD
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thespionic on 6 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
This film really divided opinion? Both Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb gave it a very respectable 7/10. However, on here the overall score drops right down to 5/10? 40% of reviewers gave it 4 or 5 stars; however, a staggering 47% gave it just 1 star! It seems that you either loved it or hated it?

Well, I loved it! The lead role, - the only role in fact, could not have been done any better, or sucked you into his laid back, seemingly calm under pressure persona, or his mounting dilemma.
I do get it that people may have been (and clearly were) bored by this film!
Again, for me, this was an immensely clever film tackling everyday issues / pressures that in some way or another we have all had to face from time to time – certainly we’d know someone who has?
We all clearly have different tastes which show the risks of making a film of this ilk? However, I’m glad to say that this film made a very healthy profit.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Cooney on 21 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
Don't bother if you want explosions and robots hitting each other. However, if you're prepared for a tense, grown up film then this is for you.
Everything takes place within a single car journey and while that sounds like it could be dull, in fact it's absolutely mesmerising and Tom Hardy's performance is utterly brilliant.
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Format: DVD
Excellent film, very unusual and not at all what I was expecting. It is just one man driving in his car making phone calls the whole time. That alone should make you either think 'no chance am I wasting a rental on that' or think 'something must be pretty damn good about it if they can make a film out of just that and have intelligent people give it a 5 star rating'. Very believable scenario and so tense in places you just cringe as you watch it. Surprisingly good, but as I said, if claustrophobic psychological thrillers don't appeal then rent something else as I can completely understand why opinion on this film is polarised. For me it was well worth the journey of watching it.
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18 of 20 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 13 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
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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