Locke Reviews

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January 5, 2015
[Hardy's performance is] the reason you'd see Locke, and the reason you may remember it fondly, long after the ride ends.
January 5, 2015
Yes, it sounds like a gimmick. But Tom Hardy is so compelling, multilayered and terrific in the title role, this one-man show is never dull.
January 5, 2015
As you'd expect from a story that never leaves the confines of a car, Locke is intense and claustrophobic.
January 5, 2015
Hardy makes for a compelling psychological tour guide, utilizing much more than his right foot to add forward momentum.
August 22, 2014
If there has been a better cautionary tale for men since Fatal Attraction, I can't think of it, but Locke is about more than fidelity. It's a thriller about the horrors of modern life. All that technology, but who can save him?
May 16, 2014
"Locke" is one riveting film.
August 19, 2019
Destination unknown.
August 8, 2019
Affecting a honeyed Welsh accent, Hardy is superb as a micro-manager trying to keep a lid on the chaos from his dashboard cocoon, while soft-focus orbs of highway lights stream by. It's like a play within a car.
July 31, 2019
It is no surprise Locke won Steven Knight the British Independent Film Award for best screenplay.
June 8, 2019
A sensational film that demands to be seen, the double act of Knight's dialogue and Hardy's performance creates a taught, riveting thriller.
May 2, 2019
It just goes to show with good writing and storytelling anything can be good, even a man driving for 84 minutes.
March 28, 2019
Visually, Knight rises to the main challenge the man-in-a-box format presents, keeping the film visually interesting top to bottom.
March 20, 2019
Fortunately, Knight's steadfast devotion to his film's core conceit pays dramatic dividends from first minute to last.
March 5, 2019
It is often that I comment about an actor carrying a film on their shoulders and standing apart from their co-stars. And Hardy certainly does that impeccably.
December 14, 2018
A breakout performance by Hardy and genius direction from Steve Knight make this film a must see for the artsy crowd.
November 1, 2018
Bottle films are always an interesting idea for a film even when they don't succeed, but Locke is probably one of the more unique examples of the concept in recent history.
October 21, 2018
What should be a gripping narrative is uninteresting to the point of tedium.
August 31, 2018
The ride may not be worth it unless you really love Tom Hardy.
September 12, 2017
Tom Hardy gives a bravura performance.
September 2, 2017
... despite its uncertain themes, Hardy's consuming performance is too fascinating to miss.
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