So I watched this last night to celebrate Tom Hardy's birthday because it's supposed to be a really good film centered around a tour de force performance from Tom...and my God was it both. I was absolutely blown away. Locke is a simple yet incredibly unique film that tells the heart-wrenching story of a man who's life crumbles around him over the course of 36 phone calls during a 2 hour drive. Hardy is the only actor who appears on screen, so his performance had to be incredible and captivating, and it was on every level. The emotion Hardy brings to life in this role as his character loses his job, his wife, and his kids over the phone is absolutely astounding. The film is also really well shot, directed, and edited; if you watch it and have the time afterwards, read up on the story of how it was made - it's very interesting and almost as unique as the movie itself. Anyways, Locke is a great film anchored by an absolutely brilliant performance from Hardy. This film touched me in a way very few films ever have, and I'm certain anyone who watches it feels the same. So, if you have not seen Locke, I implore you to watch this one of a kind masterpiece of emotion and powerful character study.
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