Drama / Horror / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 62%
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 33,179


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April 8, 2019



Luke Evans as Self / John Cooper
Sienna Guillory as Helen 2 episodes, 2003
Sienna Miller as Adrienne
Tom Hiddleston as Edward
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872.3 MB
23.976 fps
119 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hcf-72795 7 / 10 / 10


It as an almost minimalistic setup where in a skyscraper artists in different states of their carreers try to find a way to cohabitate. As in real life this "togetherness" relies on the submission of some by others. Above all the intrigues of the daily life is the "administrator" of this social enterprise. It gets caotic when the submitters lose their power and the submitted refuse to fulfill their duties. Very interesting perspective with a touch of nonesense.

Reviewed by cesiraurzi 8 / 10 / 10

Masterfully shot, but needed a better script to convey Ballard's vision

JG Ballard's book High Rise is a dystopian masterpiece. It is a small book, less than 200 pages, in which words are used sparingly, and yet manages to paint vivid pictures in your head. It starts with Laing eating a dog, as if that was the natural conclusion of all the events that preceded it, and then takes you on that journey during which all human of all decency is replaced by tribal, basic survival instincts. Ben Wheatley's film is well acted and atmospheric. It is also wonderfully photographed and choreographed, but it ultimately fails to convince the audience about the inevitability of its ending. The pace is wrong. The audience is not shown the importance of the supermarket or the car incidents, and the tenants' behaviour spirals out of control too quickly to be believable. Everything happens in the first 45 minutes, so the remaining hour becomes dull and boring. The book was a dark portrayal of human nature. It convinces us that we are only a few bad incidents away from cold blooded murders and incest. The film is perhaps too faithful to the book to convey the same meaning. To me, it feels as though Wheatley respected the source material so much he failed to change it where necessary to accommodate a different medium. It's similar to what Linklater did with a scanner darkly (which I loved, but not as much as the book... of course), for which he seemed to take full scenes from the book without providing a meaningful synthesis. As someone who read the book and appreciated all the details, I still enjoyed watching the movie, and I am sure I will watch it again, but with a different mindset, considering it as a piece of art. But I can see why people who were not familiar with the material could not appreciate it, and I find it a real shame.

Reviewed by Michael Ledo 8 / 10 / 10

We are all on the same level

May contain plot spoilers, although the film is not plot driven. This is a film heavy in the metaphor and symbolism thing. It lacks plot continuity and events that don't make sense in the civilized world as pointed out by its own characters. The film is about a High-Rise where people are screened to buy condos based on the need of the architect, a man who lives in the luxurious penthouse garden he made for his wife. The lower class live on the bottom. They all pay the same for resources but the resources are allocated to those in the upper levels, a statement about the allocation of the world's resources. Note the supermarket fruit is arranged from pure to moldy on the shelves. Dr. Laing (Tom Hiddleston) is "self contained and detached" from the class or level struggle. Richard Wilder (Luke Evans) is a documentary film maker who is leading an anarchist rebellion against Royal (Jeremy Irons). The setting of the picture is circa late 60's (note the Che poster) although people in higher levels look modern and sleek. People are heavy smokers. The film is filled with telling statements and symbols... "Another prison documentary" The architect is living in the index finger tip of his creation. "The future already taken place." This film is for Indy lovers who question capitalistic values. Guide: F-word, sex, nudity

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