Locke: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) is a man at the top of his game. A dedicated husband and father and a star employee at a high-powered construction firm, he’s the model of cool professionalism with a talent for managing complex situations. Driving home on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Locke makes a sudden choice to go confront the only situation in his life that can’t be neatly handled. He quickly learns that the cost of becoming a better man is high. Locke is a unique cinematic experience and gripping story of choices, consequences and a man who risks everything he holds dear in order to do the right thing.

This is a great example of “Don’t judge a film by its cover”. Upon actually viewing the cover it gives you the keywords of “Explosive, Thrilling, Suspense and Fierce”. In my opinion the film isn’t really any of those things BUT it’s not a bad film. In fact it’s extremely good but just a bit misleading with the wording on the front. Hardy has yet to give a performance that I haven’t liked and the trend continues with this film. You don’t realize it at first but this becomes a “one setting” film that takes place only in a moving vehicle. How compelling would that be you ask? You’d be surprised. The story definitely keeps you intrigued and wondering the entire time where it’s all actually going. The majority of the it plays out between numerous phone calls in a car throughout the film and as unorthodox as that is it really worked. You’re taken on an emotional ride (no pun intended) with extremely realistic circumstances that you can’t help but be enthralled by. My only disappointment was that with every call and every decision that Hardy’s character made you felt like it was going to culminate in a moment that would leave you’re mouth agape but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. What we did get was a sad and (like I stated previously) realistic situation that ended on a slightly flat note. Even with that though this is definitely a film that I would highly recommend to everyone because it shows how much of a performance can come from just being in a car.

Special Features:

Ordinary Unraveling: Making Locke – A cool feature that gives you an insight on what the writer/director intended to portray on screen and his thought process in creating the film.

Locke is available August 12th on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate


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