Ivan Locke (Hardy) is supposed to be heading home after a long day at work. He is supposed to be watching the game with his wife and sons. But instead he turns his car right instead of left and begins his journey to London.
This is the story of his journey.
I know. If someone told you to go watch a film that featured nothing but a man driving and talking on the phone you’d probably look at them a bit funny. I mean, how could that possibly be entertaining or gripping? But it is. And I don’t want to say too much about what is revealed by the phone calls because that really would spoil the film.
I’ve always been a fan of Hardy as an actor and here he is on screen for the entire 90 minutes or so of the film. The supporting cast only make their appearance via their voices in their telephone calls to Locke as both his personal and professional life begins to unravel. But Locke is not a man to step back. He has made his decision. He has done what he thinks is the right thing and he isn’t going to change his mind, no matter the cost.
It’s a great film and I’d highly recommend you watch it if you get the chance.