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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
- 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.
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.
Fresh: High-Rise switches genres effortlessly - black humour one moment, dystopic parable the next - until it becomes its own singular, horrifying, immensely captivating thing.
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.
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.
And I like weird, confusing, visually stunning films. Do not watch this confusing mess. Bad.
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