Thursday, May 8, 2014

Locke (2013)

Director: Steven Knight. Cast: Tom Hardy. 85 min. Rated R. UK/USA. Drama/Thriller.

Following the tradition of films like Buried and All is Lost, we have Tom Hardy in a one-man show, driving his BMW through highway traffic towards London, on the phone, in real-time, for 80 minutes .... throwing his life away to make a wrong right. Sound impossible to watch? I found it impossible to leave, because watching a soft-speaking British-accented Hardy (in huge contrast to his masculine American TDKR, Warrior and Lawless roles) is beyond enchanting. Wouldn't call this a thriller, but at times, the drama had me gnashing my teeth. May I predict Tom Hardy is the future of acting?

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