Locke Synopsis
On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Tom Hardy, the actor who plays him, is by turns spellbinding, seductive, heartbreaking, explosive and flat-out thrilling. At a time when...
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100

The Wrap

By Alonso Duralde
Hardy might be past needing a star-making performance, but this is the kind of work that raises him to highest echelon of actors working in...
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
That is the sum of writer/director Steven Knight's movie: a man, a car, a hands-free mobile device. And it is extraordinary.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
In writer-director Steven Knight’s mesmerizing jewel of film titled Locke, Tom Hardy is so brilliant we readily watch him drive a car and...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
Yes, Locke is a bit of a storytelling stunt: For the entirety of the movie, Ivan is the only character on screen. But even with nothing to...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
No less impressive than the narrative mastery here, however, is the technical execution of this bold minimalist experiment.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The seductively gripping cinematic stunt that calls itself Locke bears a slight resemblance to the recent “All Is Lost.”
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The real wreckage in Locke is to the main character's old life, and the manner in which it is depicted makes this one of the year's most...
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88

RogerEbert.com

In the end, Locke is a cinematic stunt that engrosses as it unspools, and pays dividends after it’s been accomplished.
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80

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
This ingeniously executed study in cinematic minimalism has depth, beauty and poise.
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By hexxrus
The longest damned car trip EVER!!!!! I thought it would never end....

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By karendianewalker
My husband and I went to see Locke and thought it was really good. We were very happy that we understood the premise of the movie before we went, though. A movie with one character driving in the...

What A Man!

By clark2600
I guess that Ivan Locke isn't any different from other men of his kind. He has really gotten himself into quite a jam, consisting of his having one woman involved in a high risk pregnancy,...

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By bcurious
A compelling story delivered in the most simple of ways. Riveting. Tight script and superbly acted by Hardy....

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By gkellman
Interesting idea, magnificent acting performance. Just got kind of bored after awhile....

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By Clflores20
Worst movie ever!! 1.5 hrs in a car!...

EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING

By blackjackman
Only one visible actor; basically an ad for BMW since the only actor is taking/making phone calls for ENTIRE movie while driving! No true suspense, very predictable outcomes and I am sad I spent $...

Brilliant

By C12D28
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WHAT THE HECK?????????? RE:LOCKE

By TANK33
I DID NOT LIKE THIS MOVIE AT ALL, IN FACT I DOZED OFF SOME. NOT SURE WHY THEY MADE THIS MOVIE,,,NO NEED TO SEE IT....

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Rated R | For for language throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Taut one-man drama explores faulty human relationships.
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