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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: 190
- Fresh: 114
- Rotten: 76
- 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.
Rotten: It could take decades for critics and audiences to appreciate whatever genius lurks behind the chaos, but for the time being, it seems like little more than madness.
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.
An incredibly brave work from an innovative filmmaker.
Scary, sexy, action, smart. Amazing.
Ben Wheatley is an amazing filmmaker. This film is so well thought out and stylish. Tom Hiddleston gives a great performance. I loved it. A brilliant adaptation of J. G. Ballard's novel.