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About this Film

Emotionally-charged drama 'Locke' takes place in the confines of one man's car as he drives across England and attempts to prevent the various strands of his life from caving in.

Construction manager Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) is driving along the M6 at night as an incident from his past threatens to derail every aspect of his life. With his marriage in freefall and his job under threat, Locke fields tense calls from his wife and boss, trying desperately to prevent his work and home life from collapsing.

'Locke' is directed by Steven Knight, the screenwriter behind films such as 'Eastern Promises' and 'Dirty Pretty Things'

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  • Cast members
    Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott
  • Running time
    85 minutes
  • Directed by
    Steven Knight
  • Language


Reviews & Ratings

Reviews in the press

Total Film - 4/5 Stars

Just one for the road...

One evening, construction foreman Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) leaves his building site, gets in the car and starts driving. As he hits the motorway, he fields anxious phone calls from his wife (Ruth Wilson) and kids, waiting at home to watch the football with him; his boss (Ben Daniels), who’s nervous about the huge concrete pour scheduled for the morning; and his colleague Donal (Andrew Scott), whom he asks to oversee the operation in his absence.

For the first time in his life, he’s going to let them all down. Why? “I have no choice,” he says. And this is not a man given to deviating from the plan.

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Reviewer: BirminghamDate: 2014-05-02

I was lucky enough to see this film at the Birmingham premiere and loved every second of this 85 minute thriller! Tom Hardy delivered a spectacular performance with a wicked sense of humor. It's a real masterpiece from Steven Knight - recommended.


Reviewer: Kitty84Date: 2014-04-27

I've been to see this film 3 times already. It's fantastic, completely original and mesmerising. Superb writing from Mr Knight and a masterclass in acting from Tom Hardy. You need to see it!


Reviewer: Twilght FanDate: 2014-04-19

Tom Hardy is ferociously magnetic. Beautifully intimate and intense. Acting masterclass. Wonderful film.

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