Summary: There are films to see on huge screens, but this is one that almost cries out for a small cinema, surrounded by total blackness. It’s a daring experiment brilliantly executed, with Tom Hardy giving one of the performances of his career.
Excerpt: Charting the events of one fateful evening and filmed almost exclusively within and around the confines of the eponymous character's car, Locke starts with a simple binary choice: turn left or turn right?
Excerpt: I don’t know what it is about me lately, but I’m all about strange movies and television shows. Recently I watched and reviewed a rather odd film called Under the Skin in which Scarlett Johansson played an alien who lured men into her lair only to kill them in a rather unique way.
Conclusion: 'Locke' explores such a wide array of emotions and ideas that its unique setting and single on-screen character presentation become far more than a mere gimmick. The film is incredibly well made and thought-provoking, and Hardy's performance is at the same level as in 'Bronson.
Conclusion: Locke is essentially “theater in a box,” or in this case, “theater in a car.” Tom Hardy pulls off a great one-man performance and knocks it out the ballpark. The Blu-ray has a very dull commentary track by writer-director Steven Knight, which should have been miles better than what we got, and a...
Excerpt: Ivan Locke is behind the wheel and having a terrible day in the tense and engaging Locke . As played by Tom Hardy, he speaks in a clipped accent with a puppy-ish beard, at once endearing and intimidating.