MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 3,236 this week

Penthouse North (2013)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 1,706 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 23 critic

A reclusive, blind photojournalist lives quietly in a New York penthouse, until a smooth but sadistic criminal looking for a hidden fortune enters her life.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Penthouse North" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Penthouse North (2013)

Penthouse North (2013) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Penthouse North.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Expecting (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After years of struggling to conceive with her husband, Lizzie has given up hope of having a baby on her own. But when her best friend Andie finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand, ... See full summary »

Director: Jessie McCormack
Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Radha Mitchell, Jon Dore
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Charlie Rankin, recently released from prison, seeks vengeance for his jail-house mentor William "The Buddha" Pettigrew. Along the way, he meets the ethereal, yet streetwise, Florence Jane. They embark on a unlikely road trip, careening towards an unlikely redemption and uncertain resolution.

Director: David Jacobson
Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Willem Dafoe, Stephen Dorff
Blindsided I (2010)
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

...you'll never see it coming.

Director: Mark Cabaroy
Stars: Chris Cardona, Maria Rusolo, Chris LaPanta
Biography | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Director: Scott Walker
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A disgraced black ops agent is dispatched to a remote CIA broadcast station to protect a code operator. Soon, they find themselves in a life-or-death struggle to stop a deadly plot before it's too late.

Director: Kasper Barfoed
Stars: John Cusack, Malin Akerman, Liam Cunningham
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two veterans of the Bosnian War -- one American, one Serbian -- find their unlikely friendship turn tense with one of them reveals their true intentions.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Stars: Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia
Redemption (2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

Director: Steven Knight
Stars: Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure
The Call II (2013)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.

Director: Brad Anderson
Stars: Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin
Now You See Me I (2013)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

Director: Louis Leterrier
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo
Gone I (2012)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A woman is convinced her kidnapper has returned when her sister goes missing.

Director: Heitor Dhalia
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley
Hours (2013)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Director: Eric Heisserer
Stars: Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, Nancy Nave
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.

Director: John Crowley
Stars: Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Hollander
...
Chad
...
Ryan (as Andrew Walker)
...
Blake (as Tiio Horn)
...
Danny
Phillip Jarrett ...
Antonio
...
US Army Sargent
...
Slacker Boy
Jasmine Chan ...
Slacker Girl
Lindsey Reeves-Whit ...
Kabul Woman in Burka
Edit

Storyline

It's New Year's Eve in New York City and everyone's getting ready to party. Watching, waiting, a man called Hollander has a different kind of party in mind. Alone in her high-rise apartment, Sara has no idea that her boyfriend was a thief. But what he stole - and from whom - is about to put her life on the line. Trapped in the penthouse with Hollander and his sadistic partner, these two will kill, maim, tear the place apart to find a fortune in diamonds. While the party rages outside, inside Sara fights desperately for her life. It's kill or be killed in a pulse-pounding , non-stop fight to the finish - and it all takes place in Penthouse North. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

4 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blindsided  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When the photo with the money hidden in it is pulled off the wall you can see a light focused on it go out as soon as it's removed. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another terrible home invasion thriller
18 July 2013 | by (Ecuador) – See all my reviews

¨Sarah just tell me where the diamonds are.¨

Penthouse North is a thriller that unfortunately never manages to thrill because of the terrible screenplay. This is one of those movies that you know is going to be bad from the opening scenes, and despite starring two reliable actors like Michael Keaton and Michelle Monaghan the film is really dull and predictable. The film was directed by Joseph Ruben, who is mostly known for his 1991 film Sleeping with the Enemy, but is responsible for other titles such as The Forgotten, Money Train, and The Good Son. Most of the movies he's directed have been bad, but this is probably his worst film. Ruben teamed up with the screenwriter he worked with in Money Train, David Loughery, and if you thought the action in that movie was laughable just wait until you see Penthouse North. The only positive thing I can say about this film is that it is only 80 minutes long, but even at that amount of time it still felt long because of how dull the story was. I was excited to see Michael Keaton back in a bigger role (I think the last time I saw him in a lead role was in White Noise) and he is probably the best thing about this movie, but it is still not worth the watch.

Sara (Michelle Monaghan) was a photographer during the war in Afghanistan where she suffered a severe accident in an explosion and was diagnosed with permanent blindness. Three years later we see Sara living in a nice penthouse with her boyfriend, Ryan (Andrew Walker). It{s the last day of the year so she decides to go out to the store to buy some drinks and when she returns she finds her boyfriend's body covered in blood. The killer is still in the house and begins to ask her about the whereabouts of the money that Ryan had stolen from him. The criminal's name is Chad (Barry Sloane) and he holds her kidnapped in her home until she tells him about the money. Michael Keaton also has an important role in this film, but I don't want to give too much of the plot away despite the twists being rather predictable.

This is yet another failed attempt at a home invasion thriller (as bad as the one starring Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage; Tresspas). The plot is predictable, the dialogues are stupid, and the performances are nothing out of the ordinary. There is no character development whatsoever and the flashbacks with Monaghan's character are completely pointless. There is no tension at all in this movie and there isn't even a moment of suspense. Everything is pretty much just unremarkable. This is an early contender for worst film of the year, but no one is probably going to see it anyway.


10 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Major plot hole? olliemankz
Unanswered questions olliemankz
is this movie a remake of Wait Until Dark? writebrotp
does anyone know when this movie will be released? charliechuck71
Currently filming in Ottawa lilreddanielle
Salina Kyle? JCampbell1988
Discuss Penthouse North (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?