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Review Simon Brew 18 Apr 2014 - 06:00

Could this thriller be Tom Hardy's best performance to date? Simon reviews Steven Knight's Locke...

By his own admission, Tom Hardy is a man who sometimes veers between - and enjoys - overacting and underacting. For Locke, however, he doesn't have that luxury. Instead, it's a concentrated 85 minutes of acting and character we get here, in a compulsive thriller set, basically, on the British motorway system. People have already called it Hardy's best performance, and there's little evidence throughout Locke's running time to disprove the theory.

Locke is a single actor in a single (moving) location piece, not unlike Buried (with Ryan Reynolds) and All Is Lost (with Robert Redford). The single location in this case however is a car, as Hardy's Ivan Locke leaves his place of work where he's supervising the following morning's arrival of hundreds of trucks carrying concrete, »

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