Monday, June 15, 2015


As he drives to visit the woman about to give birth to his child in the hospital and figures out how to break the news to his wife and son, a foreman (Tom Hardy) loses his job on the evening of the biggest concrete pour of his career, but decides to see it through anyway counseling his replacement, all via bluetooth during the lengthy car ride to London. Locke is a high concept film from talented screenwriter Steven Knight (also directing here) that nearly works but grows wearisome, even in its short running time. Hardy makes some strange acting choices but is generally powerful in this one man show.
** 1/2 out of ****