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Penthouse North (2013)

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.

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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

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Rated R for violent content, bloody images, and language. | See all certifications »

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4 January 2014 (USA)  »

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This movie is being offered on Netflix under the alternate title "Blindsided". See more »

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The large puddle of blood on the kitchen floor surrounding Ryan's dead body that Sara slips on and falls into causing it to smear and splatter is completely intact as Hollander is preparing to cover the body with a blanket. See more »

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Hollander: [to Chad] You have a very unhealthy attachment to this blade.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Bullsh*t
By Umi NiiLampti
Performed by Umi
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Mediocre movie but Michelle Monaghan is good as usual
25 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Almost came close to giving it a 6 but I don't really think it has much replay value so I'll just leave it at a five.

Got interested in watching this after being pleasantly surprised by Michael Keaton's performance as a hit-man in MERRY GENTLEMAN so I was a little let down when he hadn't shown up in the first 25 minutes, but once he pops up (closer to the 30 minute mark), he becomes one of the key characters in the film.

Has a bit of a rough start in terms of truly getting going and feels slightly amateurish but once it gets going it gets decent enough to keep watching, Michelle Monaghan initially felt a little miscast during the war-segments but once she goes blind she feels more natural.

And even though Michael Keaton never feels truly threatening his screen-presence speaks for itself and makes it work somehow, it helps that Monaghan portrays her characters fear very well.

Barry Sloane is the third lead in the film and he's just okay, not bad but he doesn't come across as terribly menacing either and doesn't have the same star-power charisma that helped Keaton to make his role a bit better than it was.

As far as the story goes, we've kinda seen it all before although minor details feel fresh but they could have done so much more with it.

Yeah overall not a great movie, but not a complete disaster either.

Decent to watch on a slow Sunday afternoon perhaps.


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