Excerpt: Over the last couple of years Tom Hardy has exploded onto the scene with ferocity rarely seen, even though he's been acting for (according to IMDb ) thirteen years, it was 2008's "Bronson" that brought the attention of his talents to Hollywood, he would follow that stellar tour-de-force performance...
Conclusion: With Locke , Steven Knight endeavors to take the minimalist one-person, one-setting concept in a distinctive direction, stripping down the character and the stakes to a very personal dramatic level.
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?
Conclusion: Locke could have easily devolved into pure gimmickry, but despite some overly theatrical missteps by Knight (the writer), Knight (the director) manages to keep things moving in the right direction almost all of the time.
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...