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Movies we adored: Locke

locke tom hardy review

“You don’t trust God when it comes to concrete.”

Let’s just get this out of the way: Tom Hardy is just mind-blowingly talented. I’ve seen almost all of the movies he’s ever been in so I don’t have any doubts when it comes to his talent, but it’s this kind of awakening every time.

So he alone is enough to make a movie about a man driving a car interesting and mesmerizing. He’s convincing and real and can make you completely forget you’re watching a legit Hollywood star and not an actual next-door family man.

Of course, he’s not the only thing that makes Locke a good watch: there’s also the directing, the writing and the marvellous voice acting of his co-stars. Especially Andrew Scott’s, which caused a lot of random giggling among the audience.

In a way, Locke reminded me a bit of HBO’s In Treatment. Not every well-written story needs a big stage and effects around it to grab the audience by their hearts and minds and glue them to their seats.

Random observation: Those dudes turning the traffic sign arrow around after that one phone call.. A random coincidence or a subtle, well-thought detail? I trust it’s the latter. Nicely done.

What I need to do next: Call all these numbers and find out if anyone answers. Maybe i’ll get Tom himself on the line and we can ask him out for beers.

Director: Steven Knight
Release date: 18 April 2014 (UK)