REVIEW: Tom Hardy Anchors Tense and Riveting ‘Locke’

April 24, 2014 8:13 AM

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REVIEW: Tom Hardy Anchors Tense and Riveting ‘Locke’

Set in real time and in one car for 85 minutes, it would be safe to say that Steven Knight’s latest film “Locke” could be hard to sell. But don’t let the premise turn you off, for “Locke” is as tense as any thriller I’ve seen, with a performance from Tom Hardy that’s one of his strongest ever.

Hardy plays Ivan Locke, a structural engineer who has spent years building a reputation as a respected professional and as a dedicated family man. On the eve of what could be the crowning achievement of his career, we see Locke enter his car and leave the city for the motorway.

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