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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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  • 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Four Violets VINE VOICE on 11 July 2014
Format: DVD
We see Locke leaving a construction site and getting into a car. He drives away. The phone rings and he talks to his wife, his two sons, his boss and others. Through the night that follows, as he drives we gradually piece together the fact that this night is a crucial turning point in his life. Because of something he did a few months ago he is poised to lose everything, family, job, all that is important. One of the people Locke is speaking to is not real, it is his dead father, and we learn that Locke is determined not to pass on the mistakes he feel his own father made. In fact it is Locke's determination to do the right thing, that is going to bring his world crashing down. While feeling a huge admiration for his steadfastness, I left the cinema feeling extremely sad.
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14 of 15 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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12 of 13 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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4 of 4 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By FIn G on 24 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
Having read the 24 reviews already posted, it's clear that you'll pretty much either love or hate this film depending on your expectations and what you generally like to watch . It is absolutely not a blockbuster, action film. It is very different and thoughtful, where the script and one man's acting are all there is to carry the film. I thought it was excellent

I won't repeat the plot lines, plenty of info on that from other reviewers.

But we were fortunate enough to see it at the Barbican on its first night, where the director was present for a Q&A session after the film. Some interesting aspects came out of that session .... the film was shot over 2 weeks (that was the length of time BMW allowed them to borrow the car ... and it would have been a Land Rover, but they declined to make a car available !) ; they did something like 10 runs down the M1 shooting the entire 1.5 hrs journey each time then pieced the segments together ; Tom Hardy had a stinking cold at the time of shooting and they had no choice but to have him blowing his nose ....it was not meant as an allegory to flowing concrete as one of the audience asked him !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
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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