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Who needs elaborate stunt-driven films like Need for Speed and The Fast and the Furious when driving at normal speed has its own world of dangers?

Writer/director Steven Knight taps into a disorienting experience where we do not have control over the driver’s seat with Locke, a taut new thriller that doubles as a searing, absorbing one-man show of sorts. Knight understands how to generate suspense by containing the action to the driver’s seat of a BMW SUV, as the camera bumps and swerves just as a car would, creating a visceral sensation. However, we are the passengers and the journey is beyond our control.

In the driver’s seat is Tom Hardy, the muscular British actor most recognized for wearing a face-hugging mask as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. He delivers a tour de force performance here as Ivan Locke, a calm construction site director »

- Jordan Adler

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