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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:
Lee Ross, Ruth Wilson
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DVD, Blu-ray

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

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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Steven Knight’s claustrophobic Locke (2013) is superb.

Evening, and Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) drives his BMW towards London to fix a mistake. En route he makes call after call, organising the biggest concrete laying construction job in Europe, which he won’t be present at. His sons wait for his return to watch football, he reluctantly has to ruin his wife’s life, and London doesn’t stop calling. Can Locke keep it together, the most solid man in England? Or will it all tumble down like a skyscraper built on C5 cement?

Shot almost entirely inside the car, this real-time, dramatic thriller brings a sense of theatre with it. Locke is the only character we see, yet we hear voices of his family, colleagues and the people from London. It reminded me of Duncan Jones’s Moon (2009) with the solitary character, and to a lesser extent Joel Schumacher’s Phone Booth (2002), but Locke is superior. Knight’s awesome script somehow trumps Hardy’s flawless acting, as it lays on complication after complication, relentless in the hole it digs for its protagonist.

An amazing film! A film you instantly tell someone they must watch. Watch it. You must.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
'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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Format: DVD
The entire film takes place in a car. Not just bits and pieces, the whole thing. Locke (Tom Hardy) is driving to London to see the birth of his child by a one night stand. It will take him about 90 minutes, and like a Hemingway novel, it is done in real time. Ivan spends almost the entire trip on the phone and when he is not on the phone he talks to his deceased father.

Ivan decides he needs to do the right thing by being at the birth of his child because of his poor relationship with his father. He imagines everything will be good afterwards. He takes calls from his son watching the football match. He has told his wife what has happened, and she is not dealing with it very well. The woman giving birth has issues as he talks to her and the hospital staff. Ivan is the foreman over a large concrete pour that will happen in his absence. He has to deal with corporate while micro managing a drinking worker through his job over the phone. He does so very cool and collectively, yet things don't go his way.

The film never went anywhere. After 20 minutes or so in the car, I was groaning as I knew this was going to be another one man play. Fans of "Vehicle 19" or "Buried" should love this one too. Oh the drama.

Parental Guide: F-bombs. No sex or nudity.
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Format: Blu-ray
This was absolutely not what I expected. I had read no reviews so started with an open mind. It consists of one man, in a car, answering the telephone, and making phone calls. There are no other visual actors in the film. Given that outline, it is easy why so many people have given this one star, but what for me raises this above the farcical are a couple of things., The moral of the tale, one mans quest to do the right thing, and try to make everything okay, has you hanging on every word. The other thing, is Tom Hardys performance, which I thought was outstanding. Atotally different type of movie, and one in a strange way I enjoyed.
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The cover and title of this film suggest some hard boiled car-based action adventure thriller. The probably reflects some of the 'disappointed' type reviews that have been posted. But really this is the story of one person driven (literally) by the ghost of an absent father to 'do the right thing', even though it will seriously jeopardise his highly responsible job and his home life. And the only driving action is as the other vehicles overtake! Another excellent performance from Tom Hardy showing his range of talent, ably supported by the voices of the unseen supporting cast.
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