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High-Rise

HD   R Closed Captioning

Ben Wheatley

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About the Movie

Tom Hiddleston stars as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst society’s upper class. Laing quickly settles in and meets the other tenants: Charlotte (Sienna Miller), a bohemian single mother; Wilder (Luke Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen (Elisabeth Moss); and Mr. Royal (Jeremy Irons), the building’s enigmatic architect. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But, as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, mainly on the lower floors, social strata begins to crumble and the building descends into a class war.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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61%
  • Reviews Counted: 183
  • Fresh: 111
  • Rotten: 72
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Onscreen, "High-Rise" is curiously inert. The themes don't resonate, and the story lags and lumbers. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, May 12, 2016

Fresh: Director Ben Wheatley ("Kill List") is masterful with arresting imagery set in a dystopian spin on the '70s; less so with a compelling narrative. – Sara Stewart, New York Post, May 13, 2016

Fresh: High-Rise switches genres effortlessly - black humour one moment, dystopic parable the next - until it becomes its own singular, horrifying, immensely captivating thing. – Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail, May 20, 2016

Fresh: Wheatley's camera repeatedly dollies in towards Laing, as if pursuing something it can't catch, and that forlorn quest is an elevator ride to the top of High-Rise that never arrives. – Craig Mathieson, The Sunday Age, Aug 31, 2016

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Customer Reviews

The Ambition exceeds the Results

This film is as ambitious as anything I've seen on the screen in years, however there is very little narrative, characterization, or anything resembling a movie in the long 2 hours.

BAD.

And I like weird, confusing, visually stunning films. Do not watch this confusing mess. Bad.

Just weird

Not sure what happened.. but after the hour in the movie..I just gave up. It is probably a nice movie for others but not for me. I was really disappointed to have spent 10 USD for it.
I just didn’t get any of the story… just weird