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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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3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Leave the real world behind 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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Opening Weekend:

$79,887 (USA) (15 May 2016)

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$343,139 (USA) (29 July 2016)
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The film includes two interpretations of the ABBA song "SOS" - one by the film's composer Clint Mansell and the other by Portishead. "SOS" was released in 1975. The same year as the novel "High-Rise" JG Ballard. See more »

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When Royal descends to the lower floors, he is seen with and without his blood stained jacket. See more »

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Laing: You know, Toby, when I was your age, I was always covered in something. Mud, jam, failure... My father never associated himself with anything dirty. Or real.
Toby: My father's up there.
Laing: You mean, in heaven?
Toby: Heaven isn't real, stupid.
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Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: Free Fire (2017) See more »

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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 (United Kingdom) – 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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