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
ActionScience FictionThriller
95%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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.

0

If you see High Rise (2015) and are not familiar with dystopian film you may be in for a shock. Utopia is all things good whereas dystopia is more about human transgression and social nihilism. As a cinematic device it explores the limits of normality by depicting the extremes of abnormality through breakdowns in social, political and moral systems. It is...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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.

0

If you see High Rise (2015) and are not familiar with dystopian film you may be in for a shock. Utopia is all things good whereas dystopia is more about human transgression and social nihilism. As a cinematic device it explores the limits of normality by depicting the extremes of abnormality through breakdowns in social, political and moral systems. It is...

4.0
0