The 'Locke' Trailer: Compelling And Intriguing While Leaving Details To The Imagination.
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The 'Locke' Trailer: Compelling And Intriguing While Leaving Details To The Imagination.

By Jodi Clager | Trailers | March 6, 2014 | Comments ()


If I told you that a movie revolved around a man driving in his car for the entirety of the running time, would you immediately walk away? If I told you that the man in the car was played by Tom Hardy and he was directed by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises), would that help? It certainly made me sit up and pay attention.

Reminiscent of the Ryan Reynolds film Buried, which was beautiful and horrifying and devastating, Tom Hardy’s Ivan Locke is the only face on screen. Instead of finding himself trapped in a coffin, Locke receives a phone call that appears to bring a darker period in his life into the forefront, trapping him in a journey to make amends for his past. The short trailer for Locke conveys the intensity, isolation, consequence, and fear of doing the right thing when it will undoubtedly crush everything you hold dear. If the trailer can move me this much, I’m on board when the entire film releases April 25.


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  • BWeaves

    I'm sorry, but people talking on a cell phone while driving a car PISSES ME OFF. I will not see this. It doesn't matter than he's not holding the phone. It's distracting.

    People in a car with you can be watching the traffic with you. Disembodied voices that you are reacting with are distracting you from the traffic.

  • ViciousTrollop

    Not this Locke? Not interested.

  • This looks absolutely awful

  • lowercase_ryan

    This looks good, and we know he can thrive in a one man show. I mean, there were other people in Bronson, but there was only one person in Bronson.

  • manting

    To me the best acting of the 2000-2010 decade. I fucking love that movie.

  • Scooter

    I WILL be seeing this one! I actually subjected myself to watch Minotaur simply because it had Tom Hardy in it. This one has had really good reviews and I know it will be worth it. Truthfully, Minotaur was worth it because...well...TOM HARDY!

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    I was totally into it until they started with the blurbs. Listen here, trailer dudes, don't ever slather cliche terms such as "Reverberates, Tour De Force, Astounding, Thrill Ride" and various other hip word salads on a trailer for a film that should be able to stand on its own. It makes me think it can't.

    Really, just stop, else my team players and I will synergize and proceed to network the power thoughts right out of your optimal work strategy.

  • gogona

    wait, didn't cronenberg direct eastern promises?

  • John W

    He is a good actor. Reminds me of Gary Oldman.

  • googergieger


  • I misunderstood and as a result now want a sandwich.

  • Kati

    Somebody get The Overlord a sandwich!

  • Pinky McLadybits

    Don't you have minions to make sammiches for you?

  • Guest

    All I needed to hear was Tom Hardy on the screen. THERE

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