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High-Rise (2015)

R | | Drama | 28 April 2016 (USA)
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Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

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Storyline

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms. Written by David R Turner

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Welcome to the high life... See more »

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Drama

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, strong sexual content/graphic nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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28 April 2016 (USA)  »

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High Rise  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,887, 15 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$343,139, 29 July 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Jeremy Thomas first bought the rights back in 1975, he intended for Nicolas Roeg to direct. See more »

Goofs

At one point there's a car right outside the building with a clearly made-up number plate. Something like DAE 080X. The leading zero is incorrect, X is 1981 (the film is set in the 1970s) and the number plate font is the newer post-2001 one. A shame as the effort to amass all the cars must have been huge. See more »

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Nathan Steele: Looks like the rot's set in
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Featured in Renegade Cut: High-Rise (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Sailing By
Written by Ronald Binge
Published by Mozart Edition (Great Britain) Ltd
Performed by The Perry/Gardner Orchestra
Conducted by Ronald Binge
Licensed courtesy of Mozart Edition (Great Britain) Ltd
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Half the audience left, film failed to grip
1 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Eight people - about half the audience - walked out of this; usually I think, big deal, let them leave, some people have no taste. For example, fans of Tom Cruise disappointed by Eyes Wide Shut. Here, I guess you could say these were Hiddleston fans who wanted a bit more of him with his top off... but to be honest, I think they were just bored. I was. I should have walked too. As another reviewer here has written, JG Ballard can't be adapted for the screen. He's about right. That's the main problem - the script is a mess, both pretentious and trite, also very pleased with itself. Performances are uneven, and nothing much happens - for example, there is talk of a lobotomy, but that's about it. It's cobblers. Never has anarchic behaviour seemed to tedious and naff. Well worth avoiding, despite a couple of promising moments - the costume party, for example, and the thug who says 'You won't be needing that' - both of which director Wheatley fails to capitalise on. Oh, and it features an annoying intelligent kid, which is a big no no.


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