High-Rise

High-Rise

High-Rise

Tom Hiddleston leads this retro-futuristic, dystopic thriller directed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List) about a gigantic high-rise building that descends into primal chaos when a class war breaks out. Co-stars Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller (American Sniper) and Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake). Based on the novel by the awesome J.G. Ballard.

2015Rating: MA15+, Strong themes, violence, sex scenes and nudity119 minsUK
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High-Rise / Reviews

Variety

Variety

What began as a self-contained allegory on open class warfare becomes a showcase for stylistic anarchy, wherein the ensuing orgy of sex and violence serves to justify a near-total breakdown of cinematic form.

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Time Out

Time Out

The movie ultimately feels both too glib and too hermetically sealed to resonate beyond its chaotic interiors.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Ballard’s concept is meticulously, lovingly recreated, like a museum exhibit of itself.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

On screen, "High-Rise" is curiously inert. The themes don't resonate, and the story lags and lumbers.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Wheatley has made High Rise his story, instead of Ballard’s. That’s fine – but, unfortunately, it’s a less interesting take.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

"High-Rise" is a stubborn, incoherent wreck of a movie, and I mean that as fairly high praise. You won't follow everything that happens, but you may feel weirdly at home.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Rarely have so many classy ingredients added up to such a muted, muddled, multi-story mess.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Some of the scenes are eye-popping, and the editing and soundscape are expertly done for the budget. Wheatley and the cast are clearly having fun, and you will too, in a grisly kind of way.

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