High-rise

High-rise

DVD - 2016
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Dr. Robert Laing is the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.
MPAA rating: R; for violence, disturbing images, strong sexual content/graphic nudity, language and some drug use.

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Wootex
Aug 04, 2017

I haven't disliked a movie this much in a long time. Confusing, unpleasant and above all boring. Instead of watching this movie I recommend: watching any other movie.

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tech9
Jul 14, 2017

Pure torture to watch. Finished to the end hoping it would improve. No such luck. Skip this movie, not worth your time.

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vfryzek
Jul 04, 2017

2 hours your never going to get back.
Read all the negative comments.
It's even Worse.
The trailer made it look like Snow Peircer in a High Rise.
So miss leading.
Just a big mess that dosen't work.

LPL_CamB Jun 24, 2017

The expertly crafted cinematic interpretation of JG Ballard's masterpiece of transgressive surrealism from the fearless and visionary director Ben Wheatley. Decidedly not for the squeamish or viewers inclined to interpret literally, but this film can be a genuine marvel for fans of Black Mirror, Lord of the Flies, David Cronenberg, David Lynch, or the written works of Ballard.

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Nooksack20
Jun 19, 2017

This was a real stupid attempt at making a movie. It just plain stunk.

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1957Rick
Mar 31, 2017

Too much violence and blood. We turned it off after a few minutes.

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Veranda
Mar 23, 2017

i liked it...cinematography was interesting. Definitely original feeling even tho its an often used theme

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LarryStonebridge
Mar 12, 2017

Very, very disappointing movie! 1 out of 5 at best!

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beckythecat1
Mar 11, 2017

Horrid. Not even a little interesting. A parody on Trump Tower?
Don't waste your electricity.

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Tj2C
Feb 25, 2017

Don't Waste Your Time !

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Les_J
Apr 19, 2017

violent murders, nudity, sex, mixed in with a few scenes of critical thinking (not much of that).
The plot is a mess. I am reminded of how Fight Club (Brad Pitt, Ed Norton) did this type of movie before, but coherently.

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jimg2000
Nov 09, 2016

Annotation excerpt from High Rise novel:

"High Rise" centers around four major characters: Dr. Robert Laing, an instructor at a local medical school, Richard Wilder, a television documentary producer, Anthony Royal, an architect, and the high rise building all three live in with 2,000 other people. Throughout the story, Ballard switches back and forth between these three people, recording their thoughts and actions as they live their lives in the new high-rise apartment building. Ballard made sure to pick three separate people living on different floors of the forty floor building: Laing lives on the twenty fifth floor, Wilder lives on the second floor, and Royal lives in a penthouse on the fortieth floor (befitting his status as the designer of the building). Where you live in this structure will soon take on an importance beyond life itself. At the beginning of the story, most of the people living in the building get along quite well. There are the usual nitpicky problems one would expect when 2,000 people are jammed together, but overall people move freely from the top to the bottom floors. A person living on the bottom floors can easily go to the observation deck on the top of the building to enjoy the view, or shop at the two banks of stores on the tenth and thirty-fifth floors. Children swim and play in the pools and playgrounds throughout the high rise without any interference. Despite the fact that well to do people live in the building, with celebrities and executives on the top floors, middle-class people on the middle floors, and airline pilots and the like on the bottom ten floors, everyone gets along reasonably well-at first. Then things change. The gossip level increases among the residents, and parties held on different floors start to exclude people from other areas.

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