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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.

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6 Responses

  1. Katherine says:

    Came across Locke while looking to add Peaky Blinders to my Netflix queue and didn’t add it. I’m reversing that decision. Thanks for the rec!

    • Fence says:

      I loved this, found it great, but have seen a number of reviews by people who hated it and just didnt see the point of watching a dude in a car. So mileage may vary :)
      Hope you enjoy it

  2. Kelly says:

    I completely agree!! Scott and I are huge Tom Hardy fans anyway, and this probably helped, but every second he was onscreen we found him absolutely riveting. It was a fantastic movie. (A shout-out to the actors who did only telephone voices, too! They were great.)
    Kelly´s last blog post ..Lather, rinse, repeat

    • Fence says:

      Hi Kelly!
      I keep meaning to start watching Peaky Blinders because Hardy is in the second series. Haven’t gotten around to it yet, but I will….
      He’s just so watchable, great screen presence.

  3. Kelly says:

    Ooh, good to know! I have Peaky Blinders waiting on my queue too, but now that I know Hardy’s in it I’ll be watching it a LOT sooner. He is a cutie patootie. (Hallo, Fence! :)
    Kelly´s last blog post ..Lather, rinse, repeat

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