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Locke (2013)

R | | Drama | 18 April 2014 (UK)
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Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.

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Storyline

Leaving the construction site on the eve of a major project, construction manager Ivan Locke receives news that sends him driving the two hours from Birmingham to London, but even further from the life he once knew. Making the decision that he has to make, he then calls his wife, his sons, his co-workers and boss telling them the secret that he is bearing and trying to keep his job and family intact. But even more importantly, he will have to face himself and the choices he has made. Written by Anne Campbell

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No turning back

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Rated R for language throughout. | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$81,006, 27 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,361,423, 3 August 2014
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Trivia

Tom Hardy agreed to star in this film in exchange for Steven Knight being the writer for Hardy's miniseries Taboo (2017). See more »

Goofs

While driving, Hardy is frequently wearing/not wearing his seat belt between shots. See more »

Quotes

Gareth: Ivan, you fucked up your life, that's your business, but Chicago is going insane.
Ivan Locke: Two words I learned tonight. Fuck Chicago.
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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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Life Sentence
by Dickon Hinchliffe
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An ingenious and enthralling character study
25 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Both in terms of technique and storytelling approach Locke proves to be a fascinating piece of filmmaking, as the audience accompanies a successful construction manager on a thrilling car journey, where he faces a massive, life-changing predicament, one that effects both his professional and private life. Tom Hardy is simply magnificent in the title role, portraying a highly complex character for whom one develops very mixed emotions, as he is respected and despised both at the same time. The film demonstrates great ingenuity and creativity with its concept, proving gripping and incredibly suspenseful throughout, the credit for the which can be equally shared by Hardy's marvelous acting skills and a captivating story that is flawlessly executed. The fact that a fairly simple film with a single actor, a single confined location and a long string of problems can produce such a spellbinding experience is nothing short of extraordinary, which certainly makes Locke worthy of the highest praise.


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