High-Rise

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  112 min.
Release Date: May 20, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver - May 20, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver
DVD: August 2, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.00
based on 20 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Sienna Guillory, Stacy Martin

Synopsis

Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) moves into a new apartment building two miles west of London, hoping to enjoy anonymity. The building is divided into classes, with cheaper rents for the lower apartments, but they also have none of the amenities the upper apartment dwellers enjoy.

With an apartment located at the top of the building, Laing enjoys his surroundings and the benefits of being one of the more privileged. However, as the complex social dynamics unfold around him, the poor people on the lower floors become angry about the constant power outages and the other inequities they have to endure. The lights go out and the elevators fail as the lower classes launch a revolution.

Based on the dystopian novel "High-Rise" by J.G. Ballard.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Studio: Soda Pictures
Producer(s): Jeremy Thomas
Screenplay: Amy Jump
Official Site: HighRiseFilm.com

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  • 5 stars "The biggest blast since DIE HARD!"
  • 2 stars "High rise start off good but as time goes more into the film it gets worse as it Plagues into sexual sin, adultery and murder as it made to look as it ok and it clearly not in any way shape or form and clearly won't inherit the kingdom of heaven, the props and other elements they put into the era of the seventies is good, acting is good and even the dialogue is good from the screenplay but that were it stops and the other garbage comes in as I saw a couple leave and some points I was going to leave my self but was thinking of the twenty dollars I spent on parking, clearly not worth the time to drive all the way to Toronto to the tiff light box where I saw the film, if u decide to rent high rise beware of the disgusting things you are going to see and it will make u feel empty inside"
  • 4 stars "very visually pleasing... struggles a bit to find a rhythm... but has moments of excellent darker comedy... 10 to 50 times better than much of the garbage films out there... an actual film and not a movie"