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As an award-winning comic book writer and illustrator, it's no great surprise that writer-turned-director Kaare Andrews would use a comic book for the pivotal moment in this supernatural thriller. However, the question that ultimately stems from this fact is this - does the inclusion of Andrews' mastered medium ensure for a successful crossing, or is it merely a classic example of a wary director seeking refuge in familiar territory?

Beginning with a plane crash that gradually takes on greater significance throughout the film, Altitude follows five youths on the way to a Coldplay concert in a hired twin engine cabin plane. After a number of instruments begin to inexplicably malfunction, the ground seemingly disappears and the plane begins to climb into an electrical storm. With less than an hour of fuel remaining, their 'altitude unknown' and a strange buzzing noise, the crew soon finds themselves in a deadly showdown with »

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