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Locke

Year : 2014 Director : Steven Knight Running Time : 85 minutes Genre :
Movie review score
4/5

What’s it about?
Ivan Locke takes a phone call behind the wheel that will put events in motion to unravel his carefully crafted life.

What did we think?
A man. A car. A phone. A life-changing night.

The audience literally rides shotgun in this tale of Locke’s journey towards personal redemption through his own destruction. Tom Hardy is the only person on-screen for the whole movie and he’s mesmerising. We watch in real-time for 85 minutes as he struggles to rebuild his life while the foundations crumble around him, confined to the driver’s seat and at the mercy of his relentlessly ringing phone. It’s close, it’s personal, it’s intimate and we dare you to try and look away.

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