Tom Hardy has been quiet, as of late. That is to say, he hasn’t been in many films. In fact its roughly been a year since he’s had a film released on the big screen. For a man of his acclaim and influence, that’s probably a good thing. This means he’s being selective about what films he’s appearing in.
It’s refreshing when an actor choses quality over quantity. Something actors like Jeremy Renner and Mark Whalberg could learn from. Really, guys? Hansel and Gretel, Witch Hunters? Transformers 4? You’re better than that.
And Tom Hardy’s new film does indeed look better than that. It’s a character piece about a man feverishly driving from one location to another, attempting to be there for the birth of his child. It looks quite well executed.