Director Steven Knight
Year 2014
Starring Tom Hardy and the voices of Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Ben Daniels, Tom Holland and Bill Milner.
Rating R
Run Time 85min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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LOCKE opens June 20 at Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo. Tickets will be on sale soon!

There can be a whole lot of drama packed into a single journey, as evidenced by Steven Knight's LOCKE, in which stressed-out businessman and family man Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) travels from his home in Birmingham to London, racing against nature to be there for a major event.

Over the course of the evening, he fields a series of phone calls that illuminate all the jagged edges of his personal and professional lives, from inept co-workers who are about to botch a major construction job to a furious, frosty wife who is ready to dissolve their marriage. As Locke navigates the highway, he must also run a kind of psychological gauntlet, trying to keep his world from spinning completely out of control.

Both intensely theatrical and completely cinematic, LOCKE is suspenseful, surprising, funny, poignant and completely captivating. Knight shot the film over five nights in 30-minute segments, with Hardy performing the entire script three times each evening for a trio of cameras. 

This daring, electrifying film is built entirely around Hardy's mesmerizing performance. He is utterly riveting, spelling out Locke's emotions through the changes in his mellifluous voice and the subtle shifts in his facial expressions. In films like BRONSON, INCEPTION and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Hardy demonstrated what he could do with his physicality; in LOCKE, he is literally in the driver's seat for almost the entire movie and the limited space serves to amplify his emotions and reactions, as if we are watching a specimen under a microscope, evolving before our eyes. (James Sanford)


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