'Bold and Evocative'
Tom Hardy proves he can act in a minor key in this compelling portrait of a man in transit and in crisis
Writes Jonathan Romney in the Observer
Tom Hardy was shaping
up as just another decent jobbing
actor until Nicolas Winding Refn’s electrifying BRONSON revealed his astonishing gift for physical transformation. But he can transform
in other ways too, and in Steven Knight’s ingenious LOCKE, he gives a solo performance unlike anything else.
Shot in real time during a journey along the M6, with no props and only a voice cast for support, Hardy is spellbinding as mild-mannered Ivan Locke, who receives a phone call that will change his life. Pieces of the jigsaw are gradually revealed as we watch Locke deal with a terrible dilemma, driving through the night against the backdrop of Haris Zambarloukos’s gorgeous, neon-swabbed cinematography.
Despite its minimalist cast and setting, this is not an exercise
in restraint, but rather a great piece of cinema, and a thoughtful meditation on what it means to be a man.
How to Meet;
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