• 2013
  • US / UK
  • 1h 25min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steven Knight
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson (voice), Andrew Scott (voice)
  • UK release: 18 April 2014

Ivan Locke (Hardy) is a Welsh construction manager driving his BMW down the motorway, dealing with various professional and personal crises as he does so. An entire film set in a car is surprisingly compelling; it may not be a wild ride but you can't take your eyes off the road.

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Ivan Locke is a highly respected man, who has built a brilliant career, reputation and family life. On the eve of a major work event he receives a phone call that sets in motion events that will cause everything to unravel. The film is utterly riveting and Tom Hardy gives a spellbinding and unforgettable performance as a man trying to do the right thing and hold everything together as his life threatens to fall apart.

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22 Jan 20143 stars

A high-concept, real-time, car-bound thriller starring Tom Hardy

Who'd have thought that concrete would make such compelling subject matter? In Locke we spend 85 minutes behind the wheel of a BMW driven by Welsh construction manager Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy), who's haring it down the motorway putting out fires both…

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