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2.9
804 Ratings

High-Rise

Directed by Ben Wheatley
United Kingdom, 2015
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

Tom Hiddleston stars as a doctor named Laing who moves into the 25th floor of the titular building. He’s very well-to-do, but the tenants who are richer than he is that occupy the floors above him treat him as an inferior. The building’s architect occupies the penthouse with this crazy wife.

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High-Rise Directed by Ben Wheatley

What are people saying?

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film High-Rise

    Mr. Ballard may be one of the more difficult writers to adapt. Things that work in print are sometimes only mildly successful in movies. Spielberg turned him into schmaltz, Cronenberg turned him into porno, and Wheatley created a visual splendour that added up to very little.

  • Daniel Roque's rating of the film High-Rise

    The symbiosis between the 1970s aesthetics and the apocalyptic future converge in a sophisticated cinematography, embodying the powerful covers of Abba's "SOS". The dystopia is visualy engaging but the anarchy inside the high-rise tower feels sudden and rushed out, I kinda lost interest by the end.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film High-Rise

    On an aesthetic level, "High-Rise" feels far more meticulously designed than most genre films these days. The harried pace of the movie's editing prevents the viewer from ever fully absorbing the lush, Kubrickian visuals, yet it's difficult to call this a flaw when it feels entirely accurate to Ballard's source text: a brisk novel in which society appears to break down between one chapter and the next.

  • Marianne Kătelyn's rating of the film High-Rise

    If you didn't notice by now the first signs of why Ben Wheatley will become one of the world's greatest directors (in at least 5 years time), then you gotta be blind, partially deaf and in urgent need of retuning your cinematic senses.

  • El Biffo's rating of the film High-Rise

    Fans can intellectualize about this "social critique" set in a future/1970's monster apartment building, but I swear I didn't understand a lot of what was going on. The story is chaotic and absurd but the images so masterfully crafted that it doesn't matter. Images composed like paintings, a great watch. A+ soundtrack too, with 2 great covers of Abba's "S.O.S.". See this one in the theater.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film High-Rise

    Enjoyable, violent, grotesque, even hallucinatory at times. The length and pace is its own enemy, though, as it starts to dilute its shock value in the 3rd act. American Psycho meets Lord of the Flies, set in the apartment block from Shivers, directed by Ben Wheatley sounds great, don't it? It is - certainly - but could have been so much greater.

  • Tigrão's rating of the film High-Rise

    A wonderfully directed mind-fuck of a film. Somehow reminded me of Buñuel's 'Viridiana' and 'Lord of the Flies': human inner emotions slide dangerously out of control, and end up in a whirlpool of madness and debauchery.

  • Jason's rating of the film High-Rise

    Wild. Will recommend Wheatley's sci fi period piece Ballard adaptation to my friend who hates both genre idioms. How come? Because what we are talking about here is a collective manifestation, grounded in the post-Age-of-Aquarius come-down, of the addict or drop-out's tendency to let shit slide. Anybody who, previously-fuctioning, has ever lived in an apartment full of garbage and overflowing ashtrays will relate.