Locke: Review

The story of Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy), dedicated family man, and successful, and hard working construction manager. His night begins at the end of a shift, and he receives a call that will set into motion a series of events that threaten this carefully cultivated existence.

Hardy delivers a tour-de-force of emotion, thoughts, and as well are witness to call after call, he skilfully unravels the intimate details of his private life, as this too begins to fall apart. All this as he makes his journey along the highway.

There are few who could turn a story of a man, in a car, on the phone, into a riveting story, and it would take the combined force of a well written script, great direction, and masterful talent to pull this off. And Locke succeeds. Hardy is on his ‘A game’ here, and we’d expect nothing less.

Locke opens 27 June 2014 on South African screens, and those looking for a well crafted story, should thoroughly enjoy this one.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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