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Release Year: 2015

Rating: 6.2/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Ben Wheatley

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Writers: J.G. Ballard, Amy Jump, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Keeley Hawes, Peter Ferdinando, Sienna Guillory, Reece Shearsmith, Enzo Cilenti, Augustus Prew, Dan Renton Skinner, Stacy Martin, Tony Way, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tom Hiddleston - Laing
Jeremy Irons - Royal
Sienna Miller - Charlotte
Luke Evans - Wilder
Elisabeth Moss - Helen
James Purefoy - Pangbourne
Keeley Hawes - Ann
Peter Ferdinando - Cosgrove
Sienna Guillory - Jane
Reece Shearsmith - Steele
Enzo Cilenti - Talbot
Augustus Prew - Munrow
Dan Renton Skinner - Simmons
Stacy Martin - Fay
Tony Way - Robert the Caretaker

Taglines: Leave the real world behind


Official Website: Official site | Official site [Japan]

Country: UK, Ireland, Belgium

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2015

Filming Locations: Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

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Did You Know?

High-Rise (2015) has been a stalled passion project for producer Jeremy Thomas for decades. It was once deemed "unfilmable." See more »

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 »


User Review


Rating: 7/10

I had the pleasure of viewing High-Rise at a recent film festival. I went in with high expectations, which gave way to boredom and the anticipation of the end of the showing.

The actors absolutely fulfilled all expectations. The performances are all highly nuanced and look natural, rather than put on. Hiddleston goes above and beyond to give one of the arguably best performances of his career. The mise-en-scene of each scene is meticulously crafted and beautifully shot.

So what, exactly, tipped high expectations into boredom?

For one, the film never does come together, never gives off the feeling of a cohesive whole, but rather of a series of vignettes. Each vignette is, of course, beautifully shot, but the disconnect they cause makes it impossible to empathize with any of the characters.

Additionally, suspension of disbelief is near impossible. Why do the characters make the choices they do? What drives them to this madness?

Overall, I would recommend this piece to very loyal fans of any of the actors or to cinephiles with a high degree of patience.



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