Locke

Locke

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  • Locke
    2 minutes 55 seconds
    Added: Mar 7, 2014
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    2 minutes 32 seconds
    Added: Feb 18, 2014
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    1 minutes 46 seconds
    Added: Sep 9, 2013

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Locke Reviews

Tom Long
Detroit News
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"Locke" is one riveting film.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: A

May 16, 2014
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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For the most part, it works like gangbusters.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 15, 2014
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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As intriguing as Hardy is to watch, the picture can't overcome its cinematic-stunt vibe.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

May 15, 2014
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The crises Ivan Locke faces with a tremendous will to do the right thing strike a chord. The mistakes that have him in the driver's seat, but hardly in control, are terribly human and all too familiar.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 4/4

May 9, 2014
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Knight's strength is his writing, and arguably, Locke would be almost as good set on a stage with a man sitting on a chair. But then you'd miss the details of Hardy's face in a film that is all about an actor's vehicle.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

May 9, 2014
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A man, a car, a hands-free mobile device. And it is extraordinary.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 4/4

May 9, 2014
Wesley Morris
Grantland
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The film feels like an exercise in dramatic style, and maybe that's enough for some people. But whether it's for me or for the characters, I need an exercise to generate a little more sweat.

Full Review Source: Grantland

May 8, 2014
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Hardy rises to the gimmick and grounds "Locke" with a performance as watchably charismatic as it is minimalist. You can't take your eyes off him - which is fortunate since there's no one else there.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 8, 2014
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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In the hands of actor Tom Hardy, the story is surprisingly engrossing and compelling, due to Hardy's great skill as an actor and Knight's finely wrought script.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 8, 2014
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Can we talk for a moment about how amazing it is that a movie like this even exists?

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 8, 2014
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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In many ways, the movie feels like the reply to a question: What would happen if we pared down moviemaking to its simplest, most elemental bones?

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/4

May 8, 2014
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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With tremendous work by actor Tom Hardy anchoring a film that is ripe with dramatic tension, Locke is entirely absorbing despite the limitations imposed by the setting.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 5, 2014
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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The movie's greatest asset by far is Hardy, whose rich, unflappable tones, even in times of high emotional pressure, bear a distinct echo of Richard Burton ...

Full Review Source: New Yorker

May 5, 2014
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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One of my favorite movies of the last couple years. Great script, Tom Hardy is f*!&ing brilliant in role.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 5/5

May 2, 2014
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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A magnificent drama that resounds with powerful, universal themes.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 4/4

May 1, 2014
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Shot in just eight nights using a car mounted with three cameras, "Locke" is a terrific example of resourceful, inventive filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

May 1, 2014
Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
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The conceit is riveting at first because Knight forgoes any backstory or exposition, though as the foreman's plight becomes clear, the tension quickly dissipates.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 1, 2014
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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It sounds like a kind of show-off trick, and maybe it is. But it doesn't matter. Hardy is magnetic, using nothing but his voice and his eyes to captivate.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic

May 1, 2014
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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"Locke" is a solo act, and Tom Hardy is its superbly talented soloist.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 1, 2014
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Cinema is not about special effects, but about human emotion and a face in close-up. For those in doubt, "Locke" is the proof.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 1, 2014
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Somehow, miraculously, Knight and Hardy turn that car into the only place you want to be for every one of those minutes.

Full Review Source: Slate

May 1, 2014
Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com
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In Locke, we ride shotgun with Tom Hardy as he makes a fateful nighttime drive to London. He is the only person we see on screen for the entire film. There are worse ways to spend 90 minutes.

Full Review Source: ChristyLemire.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 28, 2014
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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Wearing a beard and a Welsh accent that fits him as comfortably as a well-worn glove, Hardy offers a subtle yet riveting portrait in noble obstinacy.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

April 27, 2014
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Tours don't come much more forceful. Once you've taken this 90-odd-minute drive with Tom Hardy, you'll never forget his face.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

April 25, 2014
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Writer-director Steven Knight keeps the gimmick going with new complications Locke thinks he can manage with his typical supreme competence.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 24, 2014
David Thomson
The New Republic
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Locke is the most unexpected, brilliant, captivating movie of the year so far.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

April 24, 2014
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It sounds contrived, and it is. It sounds like a bit of a stunt, and it is that too. It may even sound boring, but that it is not.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

April 24, 2014
Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
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As a visual tour-de-force, Locke is workmanlike and mechanical. As a piece of drama it amounts to watching an easy-to-read character check off the boxes on an existential to-do list.

Full Review Source: Orange County Register | Original Score: C+

April 24, 2014
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Moment by moment, with a twitch, a shudder, a look, it's Mr. Hardy who movingly draws you in, turning a stranger's face into a life.

Full Review Source: New York Times

April 24, 2014
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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Knight has enough faith in his dialogue (and in Hardy's ability to perform it) to cloister an entire feature film inside one vehicle, and it's a gamble that pays off brilliantly.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

April 24, 2014
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Locke is a powerhouse of claustrophobic suspense and fierce emotion, mostly because Tom Hardy, best known as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, is a blazing wonder as Locke.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 24, 2014
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Tom Hardy, the actor who plays [Locke], is by turns spellbinding, seductive, heartbreaking, explosive and flat-out thrilling.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

April 24, 2014
A.A. Dowd
AV Club
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Locke, as fascinating as it is in theory, never evolves into anything more than a glorified acting exercise.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

April 24, 2014
Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press
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Luckily, Hardy is compelling enough here to drive - forgive the pun - the action.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 3/4

April 23, 2014
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
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I can't think of anyone I'd rather see white-knuckled behind the wheel than Hardy, who with his bravura performance here has turned me into a true believer.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

April 23, 2014
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Writer-director Stephen Knight gets more suspense out of the restricted nature of Locke's predicament than you would ever think possible.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 3/4

April 23, 2014
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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Although we're never taken far beyond the hero's windshield, it's still very much a movie rather than some stagebound theater piece.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 22, 2014
William Goss
Film.com
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Tom Hardy owns this taut, telling character study.

Full Review Source: Film.com

January 30, 2014
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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This is a masterclass in how the most local, most hemmed-in stories can reverberate with the power of big, universal themes.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

September 8, 2013
Leslie Felperin
Variety
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An exceptional one-man show for Tom Hardy, this ingeniously executed study in cinematic minimalism has depth, beauty and poise.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 8, 2013
David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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A virtuoso narrative and technical experiment that doesn't stint on dramatic complexity or heart.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 8, 2013
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