5.6/10
1,064
15 user 27 critic

The Architect (2006)

Trailer
2:14 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed.

Director:

Matt Tauber

Writers:

David Greig (based on the play by), Matt Tauber
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Red Doors (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.

Director: Georgia Lee
Stars: Tzi Ma, Jacqueline Kim, Elaine Kao
Political Animals (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together.

Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk
The Bronze (2015)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status reluctantly trains a rising Olympics aspirant.

Director: Bryan Buckley
Stars: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A couple is haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.

Director: Todd Lincoln
Stars: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton
The Covenant (2006)
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Four young men who belong to a New England supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Meanwhile, jealousy and suspicion threaten to tear them apart.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Steven Strait, Sebastian Stan, Toby Hemingway
Kings (2009)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A modern day, alternate-reality drama about a hero who rises to become the King of his nation, based on the biblical story of King David.

Stars: Ian McShane, Christopher Egan, Susanna Thompson
Gone I (2012)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    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
I'm Not Here I (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn't the enemy he thinks it is.

Director: Michelle Schumacher
Stars: J.K. Simmons, Sebastian Stan, Maika Monroe
The Architect (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Accepting a prize, architect Georg Winter explains that an architect has the good fortune of measuring every completed building against the rightness of his original idea. Soon Georg ... See full summary »

Director: Ina Weisse
Stars: Harald Abdelhamed, Josef Bierbichler, Hark Bohm
Spread (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A sex comedy centered on a serial womanizer and his jilted lover.

Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche, Margarita Levieva
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winger
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.

Director: Fred Durst
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Eva Amurri Martino
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony LaPaglia ... Leo Waters
Viola Davis ... Tonya Neely
Isabella Rossellini ... Julia Waters
Hayden Panettiere ... Christina Waters
Sebastian Stan ... Martin Waters
Paul James ... Shawn
Serena Reeder ... Cammie Neely
Walton Goggins ... Joe
Malcolm Goodwin ... Big Tim
Marsha Stephanie Blake ... Missy Neeley
Lauren Hodges ... Jill
Duane McLaughlin ... Josh Freeman
Julius Tennon ... Arthur Freeman
Eisa Davis ... Linda Freeman
James O'Toole ... Kenny
Edit

Storyline

Architect Leo Waters' marriage is in trouble, his wife Julia unhappy. Their son Martin drops out of college; he's home, adrift and out of sorts with Leo. Daughter Christina has entered her mid-teens with a new body and new feelings. Enter Tonya Neely, a community organizer who lives in high-rise public housing Leo designed years' before. The residents want the projects razed; she comes to Leo asking him to sign her petition. He's put off; Julia supports Tonya. Martin goes to see for himself and begins a friendship with homo-erotic potential. In the meantime, Christina puts herself at risk seeking affirmation. High pitched emotions and high-rise apartments: what will collapse first? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes You Need to Tear Down to Build Up

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All Fall Down See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,032, 3 December 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,644, 17 December 2006
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Hayden Panettiere, Christina Waters' first appearance in the movie was her favorite scene to film because - unlike Christina - she *always* feels confident and comfortable in a bathing suit. See more »

Goofs

Credits for the Neely family are spelled differently. Tonya (Viola Davis) is spelled Neely, Cammie (Serena Reeder) is spelled Neely, and Missy (Marsha Stephanie Blake) is spelled Neeley. See more »

Connections

Features Anna Karenina (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A challenging and entertaining film
19 November 2006 | by Mobiz35See all my reviews

I saw The Architect at the Tribeca Film festival earlier this year, and it has really stuck with me. It's one of those movies that asks tough questions about difficult issues like race, sexual identity and economic justice, and leaves room for the viewer to form their own opinions. Unlike the movie Crash, which deals with many of the same themes, there are no spoon fed answers in this film. Instead of one dimensional characters the Architect brings to life some complex and flawed individuals, and shows us their struggles to find the right path. Some really strong performances here, especially from Viola Davis. If you get a chance to see it, I highly recommend it.


38 of 47 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed