I am very into everything High-Rise attempts. This kind of unhinged, chaotic, amorality arena play in crescendo is cinema I love. Nothing really went wrong conceptually, it's just a matter of things falling off the spool - what we have is a great collection of imagery and vague feelings that has no map or proper target and gets lost in itself. Hiddleston and Evans are great.
Social disruption at the top of a skyscraper, in the 80s. WEATLEY is good at filming Jeremy IRONS's down fall and Sienna MILLER's lower back. Tom HIDDLESTON dandy at the top. === Dégringolade sociale, du haut d'un gratte ciel, dans les années 80. WEATLEY est fort pour filmer la chute de Jeremy IRONS, et la chute de reins de Sienna MILLER. Tom HIDDLESTON dandy à souhait.
Grotesque, sterile, obtuse, nonsensical and overlong. I loved it. Hiddleston, Irons and Moss are great. I always knew that Ben Wheatley had this level of chaos and pure anarchy in him, but I was stunned by his visual prowess. It may be 20 minutes too long, but it still is impossible to take your eyes out of the screen. I haven't read Ballard and this may be a poor man's adaptation, but I fell in love with.
È bello perché Wheatley gira bene, sa come muoversi nella follia umana e sa mettere in scena momenti che sanno di quell'onirico disturbante che faceva di Kill List un filmone. Riesce a far passare il devasto capitalista che anima il romanzo di Ballard (quello si un capolavoro), il classismo spietato e alienante, però non coglie fino in fondo la brutalità del racconto dell'autore inglese.
Flashy, hollow film about a modern, class-riven community under stress. Hiddleston is woefully patrician and unengaging as the man in the middle while the Oz-like, constructed, tower block society crumbles and collapses around him. Fetishistic 70s styling misses the mark. A bold film with some visual thrills along the way but dead inside
It's not often you come across a film which is both intensely boring and very irritating at the same time. Perhaps it was the waste of decent acting talent on a childish story, badly directed. And that was only after the first 20 minutes when I switched in order to watch a DVD of "Father Ted".